Proper Deposition Objections

Whether you are defending (or taking) your first or your hundredth deposition, you must be ready to handle objections. That means knowing which objections are proper and which are not. Once you know, you can keep the deposition proceeding smoothly—and avoid embarrassing yourself.

Evidence from the Wayback Machine Is Admissible (at Least in Kansas)

A federal district judge in Kansas allowed a plaintiff to enter evidence from the Wayback Machine, which constantly crawls the internet and archives every version of every page it finds. This is a very good thing for attorneys.

First Look: FactBox Case Organizing Software

If you regularly need to organize facts and evidence for reasonably complex cases, FactBox is a great way to keep track of all of it.

Decoding Digital Hieroglyphics: The Meaning of Emojis in Evidence

The law used to be a discussion of the meaning of words, but today, words are being replaced at every turn by visuals. With the availability of data and analytics, measuring the usage of the succinctly shareable and expressive emoji is a boon to the lawyer’s interpretive arsenal.

What’s Equivalent to a Handwriting Expert for E-Signatures?

I think it is a lot harder to effectively forge someone's signature with a pen than it is to access someone else's email account using their computer.

Hearsay: The Basics

We take a look at the basics of hearsay. A nice primer for those studying for the bar, or attorneys who find themselves losing these objections a lot.

Hearsay, Illustrated

With this handy illustration, you will be able to more-easily explain hearsay to non-lawyers. You are welcome! (from Reddit)

Defense Attorneys: The Record is Your Friend

Criminal defense attorneys should take full advantage of the court record to protect their clients' rights, protect themselves, and guide the appellate courts.

Trial Objections: A Lose-Lose Proposition

Trial objections are not your chance to school opposing counsel. In fact, they are a sign you haven't done your homework. Plus, juries hate them.

Handling Trial Objections

Learn the proper form and substance for trial objections in jury and bench trials.