You'll have about two minutes to make an opening statement.
This was certainly not their idea of an opening statement.
"Would the defense like to make an opening statement at this time?"
"Because only I would make an opening statement like that."
I think all of the opening statements point to that.
"Do you wish to make an opening statement at this time?"
She took a breath; always good to have a clear opening statement.
The defense is expected to present its opening statements on Monday.
The opening statement is like the preview for a movie.
The defense made no opening statement, so the point of the questions was unclear.
Two witnesses are waiting; three have signed preliminary statements, left their phone numbers, and gone home.
With an effort she continued factually to the end of her preliminary statement, and then broke off.
And there isn't an investigation; I was getting a preliminary statement.
In this general preliminary statement of legal effect, rights and obligations are treated together.
I've given a preliminary statement - that'll have to hold them for the time being.
It all remains just a rumor until you make your own preliminary statement.
"A preliminary statement to a theory of attitude structure and change".
Take, for instance, any preliminary statement which the Association may publish.
The reports of the investigators had been combined into a definite preliminary statement.
I've got a man taking a preliminary statement from him and his daughter.