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Winning Closing Arguments

All-Star Panel of Top Litigators Puts Michael Jackson, Star Wars, and the Boston Red Sox on Trial

Litigators should always be looking to improve their skills. One of the best ways to improve skills is to learn from those who have mastered such skills and have been highly successful. This is a rare opportunity to be taught by some of the best at the craft of making winning closing arguments, and to hear valuable insight from the bench. See top litigators give mock closings in a medical malpractice case involving Michael Jackson, a sexual harassment case against the Boston Red Sox, and a products liability case involving Darth Vader from Star Wars. Specific topics include:

  • How to make persuasive closing arguments
  • How to make closing arguments within ethical bounds
  • How to prepare to make closing arguments
  • When to object to opponent’s closing argument
  • Effective use of audio-visual materials in closing arguments
  • Views of the bench of the do’s and don’ts of closing arguments
  • Ethical issues relating to closing arguments

Tony Agudelo, Esq., program chair
Sugarman Rogers Barshak & Cohen PC, Boston

Hon. Stephen E. Neel (ret.)
JAMS, Boston

Valerie A. Yarashus, Esq.
Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, Boston

Joan A. Lukey, Esq.
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, Boston

John P. Ryan, Esq.
Sloane & Walsh LLP, Boston

Anthony J. Sbarra, Jr., Esq.
Hermes, Netburn, O'Connor & Spearing, PC, Boston

Frank J. Riccio, Esq.
Law Office of Frank J. Riccio, Braintree

Sponsoring Sections:

Civil Litigation Section

Young Lawyers Division

Seminar with On Demand On Demand
Date:Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Time:4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Massachusetts Bar Association
Conference Room 101
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111
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