What is not allowed in an opening statement?
Prosecutors and defense attorneys generally have considerable latitude in what they’re allowed to say in opening statement. That said, they’re not allowed to “argue” (argument is saved for closing), nor are they allow to refer to inadmissible evidence or facts they don’t intend to or can’t prove.
What is the goal of an opening statement?
The purpose of opening statements by each side is to tell jurors something about the case they will be hearing. The opening statements must be confined to facts that will be proved by the evidence, and cannot be argumentative. The trial begins with the opening statement of the party with the burden of proof.
What is the opening statement of goals and objectives?
Effective goals are brief and actionable. Goal statements generally start with a verb: “increase,” “decrease,” “raise,” “generate,” etc. While goals should be brief, they should also clearly indicate what the general direction of the organization will be and set the stage for the development of supporting objectives.