Final argument is a speech that we give for sentencing. That is the last argument we are making on behalf of our client.
It is imperative that we say something about our client, in a positive, constructive manner. Remember the only speech that he may hear that day is your speech. You are to be his mouthpiece. You are leading him forward into the future.
Our client will remember what we say. If we say nothing, what does that say about them and about us?
It is imperative that we show the judge that this is a real, live human being appearing in front of the court. We need to function on a heart level. This is real. This is not just brain stuff.