Listening for Signals; Handling the Complexities of the Hearsay Rules
Recognizing objections to oral testimony (in a compartment different from documents and other exhibits). Efficient ways to narrow your focus on hearsay to the nine common wor..
Factors to consider in making foundation objections and content objections.
Whether to seek a stipulation on objections and possible terms for such stipulations. Deciding whether a foundation objection is available (competence of the witness, i..
Deciding when to object to leading questions asked by an opponent during direct examination
Navigating the four situations in which the rules allow leading questions on direct examination and general principles for deciding when to object
Keeping testimony by lay witnesses within the confines of the rules.
Recognize each opinion that is offered and quickly sort out the kinds of opinions that the rules do not allow lay witnesses to testify about.
Avoid patterns of objections that might cause a judge to impose sanctions.
The rules prohibit objections to legitimate questions or objections that coach the witness. Too-frequent objections to the form of the question may be found by a judge t..