Jim from North Scranton asks, “Why do lawyers object at trial?” Lawyers object to inadmissible evidence. Inadmissible evidence is evidence that would confuse or mislead a jury, or evidence that simply isn’t relevant to the case at hand. Judges have to act as gatekeepers to determine what evidence is admissible and properly presented to a jury. And believe it or not, lawyers work before a trial in order to stipulate to the evidence that they agree should go to a jury or to object by way of a motion in limine before trial to get a court’s ruling on what should be presented and what is improper to be heard before a jury. Inevitably, issues come up and the judge has to make a decision on the spot during a trial to determine what evidence should be best presented to a jury for their consideration.