objections: how they work
objections consist of 4 main stages. Object: an
unfair action has been made, council is challenging it; Respond: council attempts to defend their action by submitting an
exceptional exception to the objection; Respond to the response: objecting council may back up their claims of unfair action;
Rule: the judge now rules at this point. Please check out the simple objections
cheat sheet. Always remember that the judge is always right never argue with the judge. By now i hope
youve picked up my obsession over not arguing with the judge. I am telling you now arguing with the judge, especially during
an objection that could get an important part stricken. Also important is that when you make an objection, always ask for
any unfair questioning to be stricken from the record. That way in an apposing closing, opposing council then cannot use that
questioning in the final statements.
How to make and objection To object all you have to do is stand up and say
"Your Honor I object," then it would be wise to state the objection, though you do not always have to. Sometimes too it would
be wise to also go into why the objection was raised as it was, that is also not always necessary. Most about knowing what
you need to say comes from reading the judge. An example of what might happen upon objection would be:
your honor, witness has just answered in a hearsay format.
Plaintiff: Your honor the witness has testified to an excited
utterance. Billy was obviously very excited when he has just hit the first home run of the season.
Defense: Your honor
just because Billy hit a home run does not mean he was excited he has hit other home runs before.
Judge: In this case
I think that I would rule in favor of the Plaintiff in this case but the different judges might rule different things.
Thats all for objections now look for ward to a LAW III page to hold the finishing touches on the objections and more. See
Coming Soon: LAW PART III and IV