Objections cheat sheet

The attached "cheat sheet" was developed by the Drake University Trial Advocacy program that I attended years ago.  We used to incorporate this into New Lawyer Training.  I put this in my trial notebook for bigger trials, and keep it at hand for smaller trials.  Because sometimes, you know there's something wrong with what's going on at trial, but cannot remember exactly what it is that's wrong with it.  Having the list at hand means I can object, grab the list and scan it for an answer if the judge asks for why I am objecting.  Remember, to preserve every possible objection for appeal, you don't want to offer a reason for your objection unless or until a judge asks for it.  But if the judge does ask, this is pretty easy to scan and just add every reason that might apply as necessary.



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