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1

Two Reasons for Objections

1. To prevent evidence from being introduced.
2. To preserve the issue for appellate review.

2

Hearsay

An out of court statement offered in court to prove the truth of the matter asserted. "Objection: hearsay."

3

Relevance

If the question will not solicit ttestimony that has anything to do with the issues before the court, the proper objection is "objection: relevance."

4

Leading

If a leading question is asked on direct, the proper objection is "leading" or "counsel is leading the witness."

5

Nonresponsive

If you ask a witness a question and they respond by saying something other than the answer to the question, the proper objection is "objection: nonresponsive." If the objection is sustained, the judge will instruct the witness to answer the question.

6

No foundation

If the other side tries to introduce tangible evidence without laying the proper predicate, the objection is "objection: no foundation" or "improper predicate."

7

Assumes Facts Not in Evidence

If a question is predictated on facts that have not yet been introduced into evidence, the objection is "assumes facts not in evidence."

8

Asked and Answered

If the other side keeps asking the same question over and over, changing the words a little, the objection to get them to stop is "asked and answered."

9

Counsel is Testifying

If the other lawyer asks long questions that don't even sound like a question, the proper objection may be "objection: counsel is testifying."

10

Narrative

If the anwer to a question just tends to go on and on and on, without another question being askes, the proper objection is: "objection: narrative."

11

Badgering the witness

When you observe it, the proper objection is "objection counsel is badgering the witness."

12

Unfair Extrapolation

Mock Trial Only

If other side is unfairly extrapolating material.