PT03 Effective Opening and Closing Arguments in Civil Jury Trials (2021CLC)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Back to Event Access Recording

The President’s Track

Presented by the CBA Executive Committee 

About the Program

Experienced trial lawyers share their winning techniques and strategies on opening and closing statements in civil jury trials focusing on personal injury cases. 

You Will Learn

  • How to prepare a winning opening and closing argument
  • The three keys to success: 1. Know your case inside and out, 2. Have a winning theme and stick to it, 3. Educate the jury to reach the verdict you desire
  • How to tie in the evidence with your theme during closing arguments 

Who Should Attend

Beginner trial lawyers, lawyers who would like to try a personal injury case, and experienced lawyers who may wish to sharpen their skills. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)


John J. Nazzaro Hon. John J. Nazzaro (Ret.)
The Reardon Law Firm PC, New London

Jay Huntington Jay F. Huntington
Conway Stoughton LLC, Hartford

humbert-polito Humbert J. Polito, Jr.
Polito and Harrington LLC, Waterford


Daniel J. Horgan - web square150 Daniel J. Horgan
CBA Vice President; Horgan Law Offices, New London