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 Harvey Brown and Judge Ken Curry's Texas Objections comes in. It uses a courtroom-friendly format to cover 175 objections with clear and concise explanations, trial-tested tips, persuasive arguments, and supporting cases.
Don’t let opposing counsel’s objections block the admission of your critical evidence. And don’t be caught unprepared when opposing counsel offers evidence you could obstruct—if you made the proper objection.
Whether you are in the courtroom or preparing for trial, Texas Objections will help you use the rules of evidence to your client’s advantage.
Judge Ken Curry and former judge and current litigator Harvey Brown masterfully detail 175 objections with pattern objection language, scope of governing rules, practice tips and cautions, arguments for making and responding to objections, and over 3,700 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, Texas Objections delivers quickly with:
- Pattern objection language — Model language for 175 objections. Big headings and logical organization take you to the right objection in seconds.
- How to respond when faced with the objection — Never let an unforeseen objection catch you flat-footed again. Anticipate, preclude, and meet objections with the authors' expert strategies for counter-attack.
- Comments on how the rules apply — The application, scope, and purpose of the governing rules in straightforward language.
- Practice tips and cautions — Elevate your advocacy with the cautions, strategies, and advice from the bench offered here.
- Arguments and strategies to support your objection — Never let an unforeseen objection catch you flat-footed again. Anticipate, preclude, and meet objections with the authors' expert strategies for counter-attack.
- Tactics and arguments to counter your opponent's objection — 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.
- Relevant case cites, with a synopsis of each case — These concise summaries speed trial preparation and help you cite supporting authority in your briefs and in the courtroom.
Ideally suited to the demands of trial and last minute trial preparation, Texas Objections provides a time-saving alternative to lengthy treatises. Its concise but well-supported text puts the rules and cases at your fingertips. And its practical orientation guides you through the realities of evidentiary battles.
Covers All Important Objections. Texas Objections is more than an evidence book. In addition to evidentiary objections, you'll find objections to jury selection, opening statement, closing argument, jury charges, judicial conduct and more. Coverage of all significant trial objections—from jury selection through directed verdict—gives Texas Objections vastly greater practical value than an evidence-only book.
Delivers More than Objections. The scope and breadth of Texas 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.