Figures of time
Time and timeliness is a general concern of rhetoric:
Kairos involves the opportune occasion for speech, including timing, and the general circumstances surrounding a case are factors that any advocate should consider before preparing a speech. It includes considering who your audience is, and what would be appropriate under the circumstances.
In addition, many specific figures address time. In a legal context these figures will tend to be used in either the statement of facts, as a factor in what happened and/or in the closing speech.
Chronographia - this is the vivid depiction of a given time
Hysteron proteron - disorder of time
Peristasis involves an amplification including circumstantial details such as time
Prolepsis -this involves anticipating a future argument or event
Enallage -Of many possible grammatical substitutions, one may alter the tense of a given construction.
Ampliatio- this involves using the name of something or someone before it has obtained that name or after the reason for that name has ceased.