Objections create secrets and heighten the jurors’ attention to the offered testimony or exhibit.

Filed Under: Client Success, Finer Points

Jurors form unfavorable impressions even when the court sustains the objection.  Jurors are likely to form a more favorable impression when they believe your opponent is doing something inappropriate.  Instead of  “Objection, hearsay,” consider “Objection, the jury can’t tell if someone who is not here is telling the truth.  This is hearsay.”

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