How to Write and Deliver a Closing Statement

How to Write and Deliver a Closing Statement

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  • Today I will be showing you how to write and deliver a closing statement for the defense side. 
  • First what you would need to do is state the Jury and Judge Greetings Make sure you are addressing the summary of your side (Prosecution or Defense) The statement involves all your witnesses and their summaries of their testimony.
  • Secondly is to project your voice in a loud and clear manner Make proper eye contact with the Judge and Jury thanking the court for their time
  • Now here is what not to do,  Failure to greet the Jury and Judge Failure to prove prosecution or defense is wrong in their testimonies
  • Also don't project in a low, silent-like manner Failure to make proper eye contact with the Judge and Jury Failure to thank the court for their time
  • In conclusion, your closing statement should include greetings, introduction of each witness, why their information is reliable, what makes the prosecution side inaccurate, thanking the jury for their time and consideration. With these key points you should now successfully write and deliver and closing statement. 
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