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Let’s begin by talking about what closing argument is not. Closing argument is not the time in the trial to begin to tell the jury your story. Nor is closing argument the first time you articulate your theory or themes. If you have tried the case properly, you began the trial by telling the jury a story in opening statement. And this story was thematic—that is, it connected to key values possessed by most jurors. As the trial progressed, you developed the evidence that supported that story. If...

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