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The Hook Brings the Jury Back: The Importance of Trial Themes and How to Use Them Before a Jury

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Trial themes can make all the difference in what the jury remembers about your case. If you use it right, a great theme will serve as the hook that brings the jury back—to your best facts, your best arguments, and onto your side. 

Learn the process for developing and using themes and effectively weaving them through every aspect of your case from your opening statement to your cross examinations and closing arguments. In addition, learn how to develop rhetorical skills that will give you the best chance to win your case. 

Learning objectives for this CLE include: 

  • Identify the qualities for an effective theme.
  • Understand the process for developing a theme.
  • Key strategies for weaving your theme throughout the entire presentation.
  • Learn about rhetorical devices and which ones can make a difference for your case.

Available in States

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Federal Courts
  • Florida Eligible
  • Jury Selection Skills
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Trial Skills


  • Skills : 1 Credit