Bill Barton and David Clark will be teaching how million-dollar betrayal opening statements are created. Betrayal theme opening statements are used to incite the jury to emotional anger, which then replaces rational thought. The jurors – blinded by anger and thirsting for revenge – are then compelled to return a multi-million dollar “nuclear verdict”. At the high end of the plaintiffs’ bar betrayal theme narratives are currently being used to drive compensatory and punitive damages to stunning levels. Students in this small interactive class of ten students will get hands on experience in creating betrayal theme openings for their cases. This is a “dark art” class and is restricted to verified plaintiff lawyers only.
This is a two-part workshop on Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19.