Event Details

Opening statements set the tone for a trial and influence the jury toward justice while closing arguments bring the trial together in a final persuasive plea to the jury. No pressure, right? Openings and closings can be tough to craft, even for the most seasoned prosecutors, but with this training focused solely on these trial skills, prosecutors will be armed with new ideas and better prepared for their next case. Join us for this NEW training and learn the best strategies to use when planning and preparing for your openings and closings.

Topics covered during this lecture-based training include:

  • Basics of Openings and Closings
  • Theme and Style
  • PowerPoint and Visual Aids
  • How to Build an Opening
  • How to Build a Closing

This course is approved for up to 5.5 CLE Credit hours. No other type of credit is available. Registration starts at 8:30am with the first topic beginning at 9:00am. The day will conclude at 4:00pm. The Opening and Closing Statements One-Day Training is the second of several one-days trainings on various trial skill topics needed for the courtroom. Other one-day trainings to look forward to in the coming months include Cross Examination, Direct Examination, and Total Trial Concepts.


Reimbursement of attendees is based on the availability of state funds for that purpose. For District Attorney personnel, reimbursements come out of the approved travel budget for the Judicial Circuit. Employees of Solicitors-General offices are eligible for up to $500 reimbursement per Fiscal year. Employees of other agencies are not eligible for reimbursement by PAC. PAC does not reimburse registration fees. Please review the reimbursement policy here.


Since this is a full day of training, PAC will provide lunch to attendees. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let Rachel Edwards know at redwards@pacga.org.


If you need lodging, please look under the 'Documents' tab for our suggested hotel. You are responsible for making your own reservations.

Registration Fee

Due to limited seating, we are requiring that all registration payments be paid in full by Friday, October 11, 2024. If your registration fee is not paid by this date, your registration will be canceled. The registration fee is $50 per attendee. In addition, we will not be processing any refunds after Friday, October 11, 2024.

No-Show Policy

By registering for this training event, you are agreeing to follow our No-Show Policy.

Please email us at training@pacga.org or give us a call with questions. Thank you!


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Opening Statements and Closing Arguments One-Day Training - Registration Ticket

Openings and Closings One-Day Training - Registration Ticket

Standard Price $50


Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Ga

1590 Adamson Parkway, 4th Floor
Morrow, Georgia

If you have any questions please contact Rachel Edwards

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