Do we want to piss the jury off in opening?
Hells, yeah, we do.
I mean, not through an overly long and boring opening (that definitely pisses them off) but by showing that what the defendant did was AVOIDABLE.
There are two things you MUST have locked down to get a verdict for your client. I discuss those things and how to get to the piss off point in your case in this episode.
You do not want to miss this, I swear.
Jurors cannot properly judge conduct without context.
This is why my opening statement template includes an “Educate the Jury” section, or what I call the “Teaching Section” for short.
In this podcast episode I’ll walk you through how to create a kick ass teaching section and show you an example from a UIM case.
In this recent FB Live, Sari discussed how teaching during opening statement is very different than storytelling and how, if you don’t get the difference, you run the risk of confusing the jury. On Thursday 5/6/21, she discussed the difference between the two and helps you excel at both in your next trial.
Sari de la Motte is the host of "From Hostage to Hero." She has been dubbed the "Attorney Whisperer" because of her unique ability to help attorneys communicate their true selves.