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Record: Opening Statement: Top Ten Principles of Persuasion


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Opening Statement: Top Ten Principles of Persuasion

Video Call Number: Location:
302 Biddle Law Library

Production Company

PES-Professional Education Systems

Year: Running Time: Format:
1990 1:01 VHS

Summary:

Narrator Richard Crawford discusses the importance of a trial lawyers opening statement. Crawford believes that the opening statement is among the most powerful tools available to a trial lawyer and can often be so good that it can secure a commitment from a majority of the jurors before the trial begins. Crawford believes that what jurors see and hear throughout the trial process is affected by what is said in the opening statement. Through a series of sample opening statements enacted by expert trial attorneys, Crawford sets forth ten principles he believes will improve any attorneys delivery.

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