CLE Program

Winning Closing Arguments


Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Runtime: 3:00h

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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.), Panelist
JAMS, Boston
Valerie A. Yarashus, Esq., Panelist
Massachusetts Superior Court, Boston
Joan A. Lukey, Esq., Panelist
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP, Boston
John P. Ryan, Esq., Panelist
Sloane & Walsh LLP, Boston
Anthony J. Sbarra, Jr., Esq., Panelist
Clyde & Co US LLP, Boston
Frank J. Riccio, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Frank J. Riccio, Braintree

Sponsoring Sections:

Civil Litigation Section
Young Lawyers Division

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