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Why do lawyers object at trial?

July 14, 2014

Jim from North Scranton asks, “Why do lawyers object at trial?” Lawyers object to inadmissible evidence. Inadmissible evidence is evidence that would confuse or mislead a jury, or evidence that simply isn’t relevant to the case at hand. Judges have to act as gatekeepers to determine what evidence is admissible and properly presented to a […]



Advice for Other Lawyers: Object When Appropriate

February 10, 2014

Let’s face it, as trial lawyers, we all exercise some discretion as to when to object.  Some of you may be surprised the consequences when you fail to object. I guess that’s why we all have that fallback like line like, “I knew that was not admissible but you know juries don’t like to hear […]


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