Opening Statement Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Opening Statement, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Opening Statement?

It refers to the statement provided by the lawyers/attornies of both the sides at the opening of the trial and in front of the Jury. The statement gives the full details and factual informations genuine to the case to give an exact nature of the case. These opening statements are not arguable as they would be argued and proved during the trials. Defendants attorney may delay its statement till the plaintiffs statement is stated.