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N4017.1 Objections at Videotape Depositions

The following shall govern the procedure for making objections during videotape depositions:
(a) When counsel makes an objection, he or she shall merely state the word "objection" and request that the video operator stop the videotape. Any arguments on objections shall be made on the written transcript but off camera.
(b) Once the video is stopped, counsel should first summarize the reasons for the objection in a word or phrase. Counsel may then proceed with argument on the transcript and off the camera or may merely state the summary grounds for the objection. Arguments should be brief, and should consist of no more than the reason for the objection, an answer to the reason for the objection, and brief rebuttal.
(c) Counsel shall review the transcript together before presentation to the trial judge to resolve whatever objections can be resolved. They should present to the judge a list by page and line of the objections that still need rulings.
(d) Prior to the playing of the videotape, the Court shall advise the jurors of the procedure dealing with objections and instruct them to disregard the word "objection" when it is made. The videotape may then be played without interruption, except for segments stricken by the judge.
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Created at 1/29/2016 9:22 AM by Vitek Gajewski
Last modified at 1/29/2016 9:22 AM by Vitek Gajewski
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