Super article in the NY Law Journal
I was reading some excellent ABA Blogs (2010 100 Best Blogs), an stumbled upon an article published in the NY Law Journal about opening statements. The article was authored by David R. Marriott, Esquire and Richard Sullivan, Esquire entitled, “Opening to Win. Seven tips for delivering an effective opening statement.”
This is one, super, chock full of valuable information, article. It is absolutely worth your valuable time to read.
What I appreciated most was this excellent article contained data, examples, and stories to support its seven tips.
Here are the sub-headings of the article:
- Recognize Its Importance
- Argue Without Being Argumentative
- Tell Your Story
- Focus on Your Key Facts
- Account for the Bad Facts
- Use Demonstratives and Visual Aids”
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The NY Law Journal article refers to this source in the end notes. Why you might ask? Because it contains an excellent, detailed article about developing effective presentations.
Art imitating life?
I start guffawing at the mere mention of the movie hit, “My Cousin Vinny.” What do you think of the prosecutor’s opening statement, followed by Vinny’s powerful, yet concise, opening statement.
Why are opening remarks called “opening statement,” rather than “opening argument?”