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Whether you’re a lawyer, a law student, or have no legal background whatsoever, join us as we dive deep into the American legal system to help you protect your legal rights, your money, and your butt.
We discuss litigation, civil lawsuits, and interesting aspects of U.S. law. Learn how to be an effective advocate for your legal claims, inside and outside of a court of law.
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Objection to Leading Question? Try Rephrasing
A leading question is one that suggests the answer sought by the examiner.* For example: "You met with Mr. Williams the evening of July 25th, correct?" (LEADING) vs. "When did you meet with Mr. Williams?" (NON-LEADING). Leading questions are generally not permitted on direct examination, but are allowed on cross-examination. Young attorneys new to litigation frequently find it difficult to overcome objections to leading questions. In this episode, we'll explore leading questions: What are they? Why are they problematic? What can you do if the judge sustains an objection to your question? Did you enjoy this podcast episode? Check out The Legal Seagull for litigation videos and blog posts. Follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! * Please read The Legal Seagull’s disclaimer. This podcast is neither legal advice nor a substitute for an attorney’s services. The laws in your jurisdiction may differ in significant ways.
Rated 4 out of
This show is amazingly informative, and covers diverse legal topics. The "tidbits" are very interesting as well. I've been working my way through the backlog, and I'm glad to see the podcast is still going. My only gripe is that the presentation can be dull at times, and the host occasionally rambles longer than is necessary. I still highly recommend this show to anyone interested in law and legal history.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of
I love this podcast!
This is one my favorite podcasts and the best law-related podcast I have found.
Neer, thank you for putting together such a fantastic show each week!
Date published: 2014-11-11