Objection: Hearsay

By Wayne Silver, Wayne Silver Law (Redwood City, CA)

There you are, client on the witness stand, judge listening intently, story being told on direct exactly the way you prepared her, things going just swimmingly.

And then opposing counsel stands and utters those two lovely words…”Objection, hearsay.”

Huh? That’s ridiculous, you confidently think to yourself, just as you hear the trial judge say, sustained!.

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