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Objections at Trial is a pocket-sized, complete reference guide travels easily to the courtroom or classroom. This invaluable handbook from NITA®, bridges the gap between knowing the rules of evidence and applying them in a judicial setting—and clearly identifies what proposed evidence is subject to exclusion by objection.
 
The updated Eighth Edition provides the reader—judge, lawyer, or law student—with a primer on the fine art of making effective objections to inadmissible evidence.

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CONTENTS

Tribute to Judge Myron Bright
Preface


Introduction
Addressing Juror by Name
Ambiguous
Argumentative
Assuming Facts Not in Evidence
Authentication or Identification Lacking
Bad Acts Inadmissible
Best Evidence Rule Violated
Bolstering Before Impeachment
Business Record Not Established
Character Inadmissible
Coconspirator Statement Inadmissible
Collateral Matter
Competency Not Established
Computer Graphics Evidence Inadmissible
Computer Records Inadmissible
Convictions of Crime Inadmissible
Cross-Examination Exceeds Scope of Direct
Dead Man's Statute Violated
Exhibit Foundation Lacking: Physical Evidence
Expert Testimony Improper
Foundation Lacking: Personal Knowledge
Habit, Routine Practice Improper
Harassment
Hearsay
Hearsay Exceptions: Declarant's Availability
Immaterial

       Rule 803(1) Present Sense Impression
       Rule 803(2) Excited Utterance
       Rule 803(3) Then-Existing Mental, Emotional, or Physical Condition
       Rule 803(5) Recorded Recollection
       Rule 803(6) Records of a Regularly Conducted
       Activity
       Rule 803(8) Public Records
       Rule 803(18) Statements in Learned Treatises,
       Periodicals, or Pamphlets

Hearsay Exceptions: Declarant Unavailable
       Rule 804(b)
       Rule 804(b)(1) Former Testimony
       Rule 804(b)(3) Statement Against Interest
       Rule 807

Hypothetical Question Improper
Immaterial/Irrelevant
Impeachment Improper
Judicial Notice Improper
Judicial Questioning Improper
Leading
Liability Insurance Improper
Limited Admissibility
Misconduct of Counsel
Misleadingly Dissimilar
Multiple or Compound Question
Narrative
Offers of Compromise
Opinion Rule Violated: Expert Witness
Opinion Rule Violated: Lay Witness
Original Writings Rule
Other Acts Evidence
Parol Evidence Rule Violated
Polygraph Inadmissible
Prejudicial
Prior Conviction Inadmissible
Prior Inconsistent Statement
Privileged
Qualifications
Rape Cases, Prior Conduct
Refreshing Recollection
Rehabilitation Improper
Relevancy Lacking
Religion
Remedial Measures
Repetitive
Reputation Evidence Improper
Safety Measures
Scientific Evidence and the Daubert and Kumho Tire Cases
Scope of Examination
Self-Serving
Sequestration Rule Violated
Settlement Negotiations
Speculative
Stipulated
Summaries Inadmissible
Tainted Evidence
Unresponsive
Vague
Witness Lying

Appendix 1 Making the Record
Appendix 2 Ten Commandments of Objections
Appendix 3 Objections to Opening Statement and Closing Argument
Appendix 4 Federal Rules of Evidence