Redoubtable Openings & Closings Workshop 2023

On-your-feet training

  • Product Number: 2230209P01
  • CLE Credits, earn up to:
    12 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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  • Product Description

    Product Description

    Providing a compelling opening statement and closing argument are vital courtroom skills. Lawyers must take advantage of the opening to address the jury or judge with a concise roadmap of what your client’s evidence will show. Closing arguments are the one chance lawyers get to argue directly to the factfinder, summarizing what the evidence showed and why your client should win.

    In this highly interactive program, expert civil and criminal litigators teach everything you need to know about openings and closings. The first day consists of morning lectures outlining the elements and considerations for a winning opening statement and closing argument, followed by faculty demonstrations of an opening statement and closing argument. You then prepare for the next day when you get the unique opportunity to test your knowledge in a mock courtroom setting, where you try out the skills you learned and get essential feedback on your performance.

    Registration Notes:

    Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Cancellations may only be refunded, minus a $100 processing fee if we are able to fill your seat.

    This limited-enrollment program is not included in the MCLE OnlinePass.

  • Agenda

    Agenda & Materials

    • The Opening Statement

    • The Closing Argument

    • Opening Statement—Demonstration

    • Closing Argument—Demonstration

    • On-Your-Feet Opening Statements

    • On-Your-Feet Closing Arguments

    • “Ask the Experts” Q&A Session

    Please Note

    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

  • Faculty


    Christopher A. Kenney, Esq., Kenney & Sams, PC, Boston
    David R. Kerrigan, Esq., Kenney & Sams, PC, Boston


    Margaret H. Paget, Esq., Kurker Paget LLC, Waltham
    Daniel M. Rabinovitz, Esq., Murphy & King, PC, Boston
    Bruce A. Singal, Esq., Hinckley Allen, Boston
  • Pricing


    • $535.50 - MCLE Sponsor Member
    • $446.25 - New Lawyer
    • $446.25 - Pending Admittee
    • $595.00 - All Others
    To apply for a need-based scholarship for this program, email