Object and Respond With Authority
Most evidentiary rulings are within the judge’s discretion, and are made in seconds. Bad rulings are almost never reversible. As a result, victory usually goes to the lawyer who can prevail on the big objections in the heat of battle.
The key to winning evidentiary debates is objecting and responding with arguments and supporting authority at your fingertips. That is where David Levi and Peter Nowinski’s Federal Trial Objections comes in.
Blunt opposing counsel’s objections and block the admission of damaging evidence with Federal Trial Objections’ courtroom tools. Authors U.S. District Judge David Levi and U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Nowinski masterfully detail over 150 objections with pattern objection language, scope of governing rules, practice tips and cautions, arguments for making and responding to objections, and over 2,000 cases. Now you can more readily:
- Preclude trial objections through motions in limine
- Evaluate the admissibility of the opposition’s evidence
- Preserve the record for appeal
- Decide when to object and when to remain silent
- Respond to objections on the spot and with authority
- Draft briefs on evidentiary objections and motions
- Prevent jury exposure to adverse inadmissible evidence
Designed for eve-of-trial and courtroom use, when time is short, Federal Trial Objections delivers quickly with:
- Pattern Objections — Model language for over 150 objections. Big headings and logical organization take you to the right objection in seconds.
- Comments — The application, scope, and purpose of the governing rules in readily-digested language.
- Practice Tips — Elevate your advocacy with the cautions, strategies, and advice from the bench offered here.
- Objection Tactics — Use these arguments to fight admission of the opposition’s evidence, or to minimize its impact. Included are alternative strategies and what you need to put on the record.
- Responsive Arguments — Never let an unforeseen objection catch you flat-footed again. Anticipate, preclude, and meet objections with the authors’ expert strategies for counter-attack.
- Case Law — Concise summaries of over 2600 cases speed trial preparation and help you cite supporting authority in your briefs and in the courtroom.
Covers More Than Objections
The scope and breadth of Federal Trial Objections far exceeds the mechanics and arguments of making and meeting objections. Rules, definitions, distinctions, scope, weight, advice from the bench, examples, and procedures are provided for key evidentiary issues. Principles are extensively supported with case authority, and the underlying scholarship will impress you. From pretrial proceedings through expert testimony to summation, the practical coverage in this new trial practice book will quickly earn its inexpensive keep.
Federal Trial Objections includes the full-text hard cover with a tabbed, quick-reference format binder, full-text searchable CD-ROM, and a briefcase-sized condensed edition for the courtroom.