Opening Statements

Opening Statements

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  • Overview:This book contains verbatim opening statements given in actual cases where don keenan has been lead counsel together with some of the finest lawyers in the country who were referring attorneys in these cases.

  • Softcover
  • 120 pages

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Attorney
This book is a must read and careful study for all Reptile attorneys. This book provides excellent examples about how to present an opening statement using the Reptile method.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Lafayette,. on 5/17/2017
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Attorney/instructor
I received the much anticipated Opening Statements by Don Keenan yesterday and immediately read the book. I was not disappointed. The book is very well laid out and easy to read. The material included is extremely clear and understandable. Upon reading the different openings I quickly saw the integration of the Reptile. The use of statistics, rules, facts, undermining and individual style is an awesome guide to Reptile openings. This is not a cookie cutter type book , allowing you to drop in your client's name, but a informative guide to constructing effective Reptile openings for your case from lawyers who have traveled the road. Each of the openings provides an insight on how to construct an opening with Reptile concepts using the facts of the case. Having been to many colleges and working as an instructor, the information is a huge benefit to becoming better at our craft. The beauty of the book shows how different Reptile lawyers intertwine their own personal style in their openings. Clearly , there is not one way to skin the Black Hat, but many ways, following the Reptile strategies. As Papa Don says, "Be authentic". I would recommend this book to all Reptile lawyers to sharpen their swords. Rob Clements
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Reviewed by:  from Dallas, Texas. on 5/12/2017
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Attorney
If you are the learn-by-example type, as I am, you will enjoy this book. But this book has a secret as well. On the surface, it illustrates the application of the current evolution of the opening template to several different types of cases. While that is great, we all know that when we deliver an opening statement these days, the black hats have seen the template and will use motions and objections to try and derail it. Baseless though their arguments may be, sometimes the Court buys them. The openings in this book have been through that and if you read carefully you will see many plan Bs and how they were used to get around those motions and objections. Each opening has been through at least 15 focus groups. The book is no substitute for the seminar, KBC college, and listserv critiques. It is a good place to start.
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Reviewed by:  from Houston. on 6/5/2017
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Attorney/ Trial consultant
This compendium is outstanding. It provides real time examples of the KBC Openings in several different ways using the core format taught at the College. It also records the opening in Boston in which Don and David had to switch gears because of court rulings. Just a great resource and help in crafting our own openings.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Baltimore Md. on 6/3/2017
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Opening Statements
Enjoyed this book. Easy to read and very informative about the way others give an opening statement. Great way to learn how the template is to be structured, how much information is needed and how to simplify the presentation.
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Reviewed by:  from St Louis Missouri. on 6/3/2017
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