Jury Summation Law and Legal Definition

Jury summation refers to a lawyer’s final statement to the judge or jury before deliberation begins. In this statement, the lawyer requests the judge or jury to consider the evidence and to apply the law in his/her client’s favor. Generally, in a jury trial, the judge afterwards instructs the jury on the law that governs the case. Jury summation is also known as closing statement. Deangelis v. Harrison, 628 A.2d 77 (Del. 1993)].