Don’t make running objections (“Objection, your honor, that is hearsay because it is not an excited utterance, in fact, over two hours passed before he made the statement.”) Rather, say, “Objection, your honor. Hearsay.” And then stop and see if the judge wants to hear anything else.
- If you are overruled without giving an argument, ask to be heard.
- State the prejudice that will occur to your client if the judge does not sustain the objection.
- Ask for the remedy that you want.
- If you win the objection, quit talking.
- Don’t argue with the judge. Argue to the judge.