Definitions for "OPENING STATEMENT"
The initial statement of an attorney (or of a defendant representing himself or herself) made in a court of law to a judge, or to a judge and jury, describing the facts that he or she intends to present during trial in order to prove his or her case.
Statement made by an attorney or pro-se party at the beginning of a trial prior to the introduction of evidence.
a presentation made by a negotiator early in the dispute that presents how he/she sees the conflict. An opening statement may include description of issues, sources of dispute, interests, and even proposed solutions.
Keywords:  plt, option
O E P/-G/ ST A EU PLT option O P G S
an important "first intervention" in a formal negotiation, working group, or conference setting