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How To Give An Effective Opening Statement: Tips For Starting Your Case With a Bang

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $30.00

Deadline to Register: February 2, 2015

Giving an interesting, informative, persuasive Opening Statement is a vital step in a successful trial.  Opening Statement is your chance to explain your theory the case, explain to the jury members what they can expect to hear, and begin to win votes for your client.  This CLE suggests specific ways to help make your Opening Statement successful.

Lunch and registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. The program will run from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 


Doug Shrewsbury,  Law Office of Douglas R. Shrewsbury, LLC
For the past 36 years Doug Shrewsbury has represented thousands of clients in litigated cases in Minnesota Courts. He has tried over 100 cases to verdict in both civil and criminal actions. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants.  In addition to his practice, he spends considerable time teaching young lawyers trial technique and practice. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and an adjunct professor in Trial Advocacy at University of Saint Thomas Law School.  His practice is currently focused on serving as a mediator, arbitrator, and neutral.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits Approved |  Event Code:  200554 


Section Member:  Free
MSBA Member not in the section:  $20.00
Non-Member:  $30.00
Law Student:  Free

Remote Participation: 

Webcasting and teleconferencing are available.

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