- Full-text, searchable CD
- ISBN: 1-58012-084-9
175 objections are covered with: pattern objection language, how to respond when faced with the objection, comments on how the rules apply, practice tips and cautions with detailed advice from the bench, arguments and strategies to support your objection, tactics and arguments to counter your opponent’s objection, and relevant case cites with a synopsis of each case.
by Judge Ken Curry
- Full-text, searchable CD
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 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 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.
1. Pretrial Motions
2. Trial Objections, Evidentiary Motions & Preserving Error on Evidentiary Rulings
3. Jury Selection
4. Opening Statement
5. Witness Competence
6. Witness Examination
8. Confusing, Prejudicial & Bolstering
9. Character, Habit & Extraneous Offenses
12. Real Evidence
13. Photographs, Recordings & X-Rays
15. Demonstrative Evidence
16. Expert Witnesses
17. Parol Evidence
18. Use of Discovery at Trial
19. Special Exclusions & Limits
20. Alternatives to Proof
21. Judicial Conduct
22. Final Argument
23. Jury Charge and Verdict
24. Motion for Directed or Instructed Verdict
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes, Rules
Judge Ken Curry was elected Judge of the 153rd District Court (Tarrant County, Texas) in 1992 and continues to serve in that capacity. The 153rd District is a civil trial court concentrating in non-criminal and non-family cases. In the early 90’s, Judge Curry was assigned to litigation involving insurance fraud allegations arising from the psychiatric hospitalization of hundreds of minors in Tarrant County, Texas. Since 1995 Judge Curry has facilitated the asbestos trial docket for Tarrant County. In that capacity, Judge Curry presided over numerous asbestosis related disease trials.
Judge Curry has spoken before and sponsored numerous continuing legal education activities. Judge Curry is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar Foundation, the College of the State Bar of Texas and the Tarrant County Bar Association. Judge Curry received a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
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