Evidentiary OBJECTIONS! Making and Responding to Objections (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Designation Credit: 3.0 Trial Practice/Litigation (Designations Information)
Price: $229 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 08/31/2025


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the September 2022 webcast, Evidentiary OBJECTIONS! Making and Responding to Objections.

Topics Covered

  • Discover how to get evidence in—and how to keep it out—during the trial and pretrial phases of a case
  • Learn the applicable black letter law
  • Get practical tips on how to use evidentiary rules to your advantage
  • Hear valuable insights from the bench


To be a successful litigator, in either a civil or a criminal trial, you have to master the art of the objection. This seminar loads your advocacy toolkit with numerous valuable tools that will help you understand, make, and refute objections.

Whether you are making or defending against objections, our speakers offer battle-tested tips and strategies to be used for interrogatories, depositions, and trial or hearing.

BONUS! You will receive the electronic version of the NEW 2022-2023 edition of Objections: Interrogatories, Depositions, and Trial—a $90 value. This easy-to-use quick reference for any situation is broken down into “Objections to Content” and “Objections to Form.” Not only does it explain the bases for dozens of common objections, it also shows you exactly what to say in response.

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Hon. Alfred D. Swersky, Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit (Ret.), The McCammon Group / Richmond
Brien A. Roche, Johnson and Roche / McLean


Hon. Alfred D. Swersky, Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit (Ret.), The McCammon Group / Richmond

The Honorable Alfred D. Swersky received a B.A., Old Dominion University, in 1963 and a B.C.L. from Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, in 1966. He served as assistant U.S. Attorney for the EDVA from 1966 to 1969, and assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Alexandria, in 1970. He engaged in solo practice in Alexandria from 1970 to 1985. He became a Judge for the 18th Judicial Circuit, City of Alexandria, in 1985, and served in that capacity until 2003.

Judge Swersky is a past president, Alexandria Bar Association, and served on the board of governors of Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, and as editor of the Virginia Circuit Court Benchbook. He is a former adjunct faculty member at The Columbus School of Law, at Catholic University and George Mason School of Law. Judge Swersky is a Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia.

Brien A. Roche, Johnson & Roche / McLean

Brien A. Roche is engaged in the general practice of law in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and George Washington University Law School. Mr. Roche served in the United States Marine Corps and as a patrol officer with the Washington, DC, police department before entering the practice of law in 1976.

He is the author of two well-known professional legal texts, The Virginia Torts Case Finder and The Virginia Domestic Relations Case Finder. He is also the author of Law 101, a legal reference for lay persons, published by Sphinx Publishing Company. Mr. Roche has written several articles that appear in legal journals and has lectured at numerous continuing legal education seminars throughout Virginia.

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