Closing Statement Law and Legal Definition

Closing statement is the attorney’s final statement to the judge or jury in a trial. It is the concluding statement of each party’s counsel and is made before deliberation begins. The attorney reiterates the important arguments and requests the judge or jury to consider the evidence and apply the law in his or her client’s favor. Usually after the trial the judge instructs the jury on the law that governs the case. Closing statements are not themselves evidence.This is also termed as closing arguments, final argument, jury summation or summing up.