The Secret to Understanding Objections

The Secret to Understanding Objections

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Overview
CLE Hours: 
2.0
CLE Credit: 
Substantive
Course Level: 
Intermediate
Fees: 
$49 for Members and $69 for Nonmembers
Course Materials: 
Conference recording and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides

While many lawyers are quite talented, far less have a full understanding of all objections or how to best assert or respond to them. Here, you will acquire the latest understanding of the best (and worst) objections, whether in response to discovery or in depositions or in court.  You will learn how to spot “trigger” words that link to certain objections and “solution” words that solve objections.  We will discuss the problems with (and solutions) for broad-based objections (such as irrelevant, overbroad, vague), as well as generic privilege-based objections (e.g., attorney-client, work product, confidential), along with differences in effect of deposition and trial objections, as well as understanding when to utilize or how to defend against specific objections such as (Argumentative Questions; Asked And Answered; Duplicitous/Repetitious); Compound, Leading and questions that call for narrative answers other similar objections; Evidentiary Objections such as Assuming Facts Not In Evidence; Objections to the Substantive Admissibility of Evidence; Improper Character Evidence; Competence (expert or lay witness); Hearsay and other objections.  Understanding the Rules of Evidence and how they apply will make you a superstar with any lawyer in helping them prepare for, make, anticipate and defend against objections.

Instructor: 
Course Year: 
2017