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Program Overview

Closing arguments are a defense lawyer’s last best chance to try to win-over plaintiff friendly jurors. But far more importantly, closing arguments are the defense lawyer’s best opportunity to arm defense-friendly depositions with the evidence, instructions and arguments that demand a defense verdict.
This webinar will discuss best practices for closing arguments including content preparation and presentation. It will also discuss using legal issues as a sword during the plaintiff’s closing arguments and how to defend against common legal arguments.


Who Should Attend

  • Trial lawyers
  • Young lawyers who want to become trial lawyers
  • Appellate and legal issues lawyers who support trial teams either during or after trial
  • Trial Consultants who assist trial counsel with closing arguments


What You Will Learn

  • A proven strategy for developing closing argument content
  • Presentation techniques including technology and low-tech options.
  • How to develop a successful objection strategy.
  • Common legal issues that you should be prepared to handle either before or during your closing argument.


Kathryn Lehman

Kathryn Lehman is a trial lawyer in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office. She is a member of the Tort Litigation and Environmental Group. Ms. Lehman has experience in individual plaintiff actions as well as mass tort actions. She has represented a wide range of public entities as well as private entities in the medical, food service and transportation industries.

Scott Edson

Scott Edson has extensive experience representing clients in complex litigation, including class actions, mass actions, multidistrict litigation, in both state and federal court. Scott has represented clients in all stages of litigation from initial pleadings, through discovery, trial, and appeal to state courts of last resort and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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