"Closing Arguments — Not Just a 'Free-for-All,'" ABA Trial Techniques Committee Newsletter Summer 2012
“Most if not all courts provide a jury charge which instructs the jury that ‘what is said by the [attorneys] in summation … is not evidence,’” writes Goldberg Segalla partner Christopher G. Floreale. “Does that mean that attorneys are free to say whatever they want in their closing arguments? Clearly, the answer to the question is no.”
In this article written for the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Trial Techniques Committee Newsletter, Chris addresses a number of issues trial lawyers should be cognizant of when drafting their closing statements, including arguments about facts and evidence, damages, the law, emotions, and more.
Read the full article:
- “Closing Arguments — Not Just a ‘Free-for-All,’” American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Trial Techniques Committee Newsletter, Summer 2012