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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Webinar: Closing Arguments: Theory and Structure

Start Date: 12/11/2018 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 12/11/2018 2:00 PM EST

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Jeanie Vela
Email: jeaniemvela@outlook.com
Phone: N/A

Closing Arguments: Theory and Structure

December 11, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern, 60 minutes

Webinar Faculty:  William Boggs, Capital Trial Project Director, Texas Defender Service

About the Webinar:  Closing arguments are more difficult than they seem and should be planned ahead of time. While we don't "win" trials, a poor closing can result in "losing" a trial. There is no exact formula, but this lecture gives a structure and logic for how to address the practical elements and difficulties in putting together a cogent closing argument.

About the Faculty:  William Boggs is the Capital Trial Project Director for Texas Defender Service.

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Closed: 12/11/2018 1:15 PM

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December 15, 2018: Registration is now open for NAPD's Spring Events:
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