Defending, Raising Objections

Hearsay in Oral Testimony

Hearsay in Oral Testimony

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..

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Text Document Exhibits

Text Document Exhibits

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..

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Leading Questions

Leading Questions

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 T..

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Opinion by a Lay Witness

Opinion by a Lay Witness

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. Time: 15:02..

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Speculation by the Witness

Speculation by the Witness

Spotting speculation and deciding when to object. When a lay witness gets beyond personal knowledge under Rule 602 or an expert witness is not within acceptable methods under Rule 702 Time: 12:27..

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Protecting a Claim of Attorney-Client Privilege

Protecting a Claim of Attorney-Client Privilege

Protecting against disclosure of attorney-client privileged communications with instructions not to answer and guarding against inadvertent waiver by the witness. Time: 18:16..

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Raising Objections, Going too Far

Raising Objections, Going too Far

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..

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