It's no surprise that juries are captive audiences. While an effective opening statement can drop jaws, stumbling through the story will leave you fighting an uphill battle. Get veteran advice on how to maximize the impact of your opening statements and set the stage for the rest of trial. Learn how to effectively prepare and structure opening statements. Get best practices for sharpening your strategy, style, and use of technology. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to hone your trial skills - register today!
Learn best practices for preparing and structuring powerful opening statements
Get practical guidance on communication techniques and strategic considerations.
Discover how to bolster the strength of your opening statements with technology.
The Art of Theme Crafting and Storytelling
Grab Your Audience's Attention and Make a Connection
Addressing Facts and Bad Facts
Effective Use of Visual Aids and Technology
Telling Them What You Want and Concluding
Avoiding Arguments and Other Top Mistakes
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Analyzing Sample Opening Statements
MICHAEL D. HUITNK is a partner with SBR Law. He specializes in commercial, noncompete, and trade secret litigation. Mr. Huitnk is a courtroom specialist who has tried lawsuits and arbitrations in federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals across the country, and he has a particular specialty in federal and state court injunction proceedings relating to noncompetes, trade secrets, and commercial contract and supply issues. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, State Bar of Michigan, and the Milwaukee and Seventh Circuit bar associations. Mr. Huitnk received his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Central College of Iowa; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.
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