Preserving A Record For Appeal While Keeping The Jury On Your Side

The Practical Litigator

Littler's Theo Lee authors this article on what can go wrong in employment cases, and how to preserve a record for appeal. She discusses the mishaps and preventative measures in the aspects of trial, such as grounds for mistrial, motions in limine, attorney misconduct, objections, violoations of the rules of professional conduct, and improper arguments or cross-examinations. Lee notes that, "This is not a perfect world. Things can—and often do—go wrong during trial." She also notes that "you need to listen for them and object to them."