What makes a good opening statement?

HOUSTON – Opening statements lay the groundwork for an entire trial. It’s the narrative that allows the jury to understand what the impending trial is all about.

In this Anatomy of a Trial video, our legal expert Brian Wice shares what he thinks makes a good opening statement.

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