In a nutshell, hearsay is “he said, she said” testimony. It is second hand information during a court proceeding that courts don’t allow. That’s the level on which most people understand it.
But when you’re a pro se litigant in the thick of a case, and the attorney for the other side uses hearsay testimony against you, that’s a whole new world. How can that lawyer get away with it when everyone knows hearsay is not allowed? Outrageous. Yes and no.
There are hearsay exceptions.
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