Florida personal injury wrongful death attorney Steve Brooks talks about the things you need to know about trials.

Objections are made by attorneys to preserve the record of each person's testimony. Records must be preserved in case appeals need to be made. Steve Brooks also explains what a sidebar is, in regards to a trial. If an attorney makes an objection, sometimes the judge calls both attorneys to the bench to discuss their legal basis for the argument -- in quiet, away from the jurors. Then the judge decides on which side to agree with -- your attorney or theirs. In the courtroom, there is also a court reporter or stenographer. Attorneys actually pay for these court reporters to help preserve your record. They record all testimony either by talking into a microphone or typing. This record keeping helps your attorneys refer back to important issues and testimony that is brought up in trial, and can be used in appeals. Watch the video to learn more.

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