Ashley Lipson’s “Big 12” Objections

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Ashley Lipson is the author of the excellent best sellers Guerrilla Discovery and Is it Admissible? (both available from James Publishing), among other books. He is also author of the award-winning Objection! computer games from Transmedia, Inc. A printout of Professor Lipson’s list of the “Big 12” objections can be found in the toolbox (and trial notebook) of many successful lawyers. Here they are:

  1. Argumentative
  2. Best evidence
  3. Conclusion
  4. Facts Assumed
  5. Hearsay
  6. Irrelevant or immaterial
  7. Leading
  8. Multiple
  9. Privilege
  10. Repetitive
  11. Speculative
  12. Vague

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