January 31, 2019 Feature

Finishing Strong: Closing Arguments for Both Sides

By Larry D. Ottaway, Jordyn L. Cartmell, Fredrick H. L. McClure, and Amanda E. Reagan

Most lawyers consider the closing argument to be the climax of the trial. Closing arguments are relatively free from the rules that restrict opening statements and the presentation of evidence. While a closing argument is presented at the end of a case, the day or night before is not the time to begin preparing it! Indeed, your preparation for an effective closing argument should begin well before the trial begins. That is a maxim that holds true whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant.

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