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On this week's episode of The Legal Difference, attorney Wes Gralapp talks about closing arguments at trial. A closing argument is the last opportunity to present your case to the jury before they deliberate on a verdict. Wes explains that the attorney's job is to attempt to persuade the jury that their position is the one the jury should accept. It is also an opportunity to present more information to the jury, such as what the law is regarding a decision like the one they must make, and what your position is on the matter. The plaintiff goes first, and also has the chance to give a rebuttal after the defense speaks. After explaining closing arguments, Wes also commends the jury on the service they provide to their fellow citizens, and reminds the audience why participating in a jury is an opportunity we should all be thankful for.