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I Object! A Blog on Preservation of Error

June 2016

June 28, 2016 1:58 PM | Posted by Nancy C. Ciampa and Michael D. Sloan | Permalink
Just because you know what your excluded evidence would have shown does not mean that the trial court knows and, as importantly for appellate purposes, that the appellate court can glean from the record the substance of the evidence or the basis for the denial of its admission. read more
June 15, 2016 1:51 PM | Posted by Nicholas A. Brown | Permalink
Don’t assume that just because your argument is clearly reflected somewhere in the record that it is preserved for appeal. read more
June 1, 2016 3:56 PM | Posted by Jorge Pérez Santiago and Stephanie Fichera | Permalink
With the advent of courtroom technology, parties are increasingly relying on audiovisual evidence or demonstrative aids to present their case to the trier of fact. Sometimes, however, counsel fail to specifically object to some aspect of the presentation – whether it be an objection to certain portions of the content, or to the timing or introduction of the presentation to the jury. read more