The rationale for our adversarial system of justice—that truth is more reliably determined by the clash of opposing viewpoints—presupposes a basic level of competency between advocates. For the system to produce the best results, the players must play their roles well. This book serves as a “playbook” for attorneys to use in preparing a case for trial. Chapter 12, “Closing Argument,” provides suggestions for summing up a case while persuading the jury to reach a specific goal, including talking about the evidence, telling the jury the answer you want and finishing big.  

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