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10 Reasons Why Your Trial Consultant Should Draft Your Opening Statement

Kenneth J. Lopez, J.D.
By: Kenneth J. Lopez, J.D.

Trial Consultants, Litigation Consulting, Trial Consulting, Opening

As a trial attorney, your opening statement is one of the most crucial parts of your case. We wrote a book about opening statements and offered webinars about opening statements.

The opening statement sets the tone for the entire trial and can make or break your case. That's why it's so important to get it right. One way to ensure that your opening statement is effective is to enlist the help of a trial consultant. Here are 10 reasons why you should ask your trial consultant to write a draft, maybe only the first draft, of your opening statement.

1. Experience

Trial consultants have years of experience working on cases just like yours. They know what works and what doesn't when it comes to opening statements. By tapping into their expertise, you can be sure that your opening statement will be effective.

2. Fresh Perspective

Sometimes, as an attorney, you can get too close to the case. You've been working on it for weeks, if not months, and it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. A trial consultant can bring a fresh perspective to your case and help you see it in a new light.

3. Objectivity

As an attorney, you're emotionally invested in your case. That's understandable. However, it can also cloud your judgment. A trial consultant can provide an objective analysis of your case and help you craft an opening statement that is both persuasive and unbiased.

4. Time Management

As a trial attorney, you have a lot on your plate. You're juggling multiple cases, dealing with clients, and preparing for court. By delegating the task of drafting your opening statement to a trial consultant, you can free up some of your time and focus on other aspects of your case.

5. Collaboration

Working with a trial consultant can be a collaborative process. You can bounce ideas off each other, brainstorm new strategies, and come up with a winning opening statement together. This can be a valuable experience for both you and your trial consultant.

6. Strategizing

A trial consultant can help you strategize your opening statement. They can analyze your case's strengths and weaknesses and devise a plan of attack. This can help you present your case in the best possible light and increase your chances of success.

7. Preparation

Preparing for a trial can be overwhelming. There are so many things to consider, from evidence to witnesses to arguments. By having a trial consultant write your opening statement, you can rest assured that this important aspect of your case is taken care of.

8. Confidence

When you know that you have a strong, effective opening statement, it can give you a boost of confidence. This can translate into better performance in court and a more convincing argument.

9. Professionalism

Working with a trial consultant shows that you take your case seriously and are willing to do whatever it takes to win. This can impress judges and jurors and help you establish credibility in court. It also makes the client happy and gives them more confidence in you.

10. Results

Ultimately, you should ask your trial consultant to write a draft of your opening statement because it can lead to better results. Having an experienced, objective professional craft your opening statement can increase your chances of success in court. I'm not suggesting that your trial consultant should draft your final opening statement. It is essential to work collaboratively with your trial consultant.

Your opening statement is too important to leave to chance. Working with a trial consultant ensures that your opening statement is persuasive, effective, and tailored to your specific case. So, if you want to give yourself the best possible chance of success in court, consider enlisting the help of a trial consultant.

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