Federal Rules of Evidence Handbook

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LexisNexis, Jun 3, 2015 - Law
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Contents

Cover Prefatory Material LexisNexis Law School Publishing Advisory Board Title Page Copyright Evidence Challenge
Excluding Relevant Evidence for Prejudice Confusion Waste of Time or Other Reasons Rule 404 Character Evidence Crimes or Other Acts
Methods of Proving Character Rule 406 Habit Routine Practice
Subsequent Remedial Measures
Compromise Offers and Negotiations Rule 409 Offers to Pay Medical and Similar Expenses
Pleas Plea Discussions and Related Statements
The Victims Sexual Behavior or Predisposition
Similar Crimes in SexualAssault Cases
JUDICIAL NOTICE Rule 201 Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts
PRESUMPTIONS IN CIVIL CASES Rule 301 Presumptions in Civil Cases Generally
Applying State Law to Presumptions in Civil Cases
RELEVANCE AND ITS LIMITS Rule 401 Test for Relevant Evidence
General Admissibility of Relevant Evidence
Excluding Relevant Evidence for Prejudice Confusion Waste of Time or Other Reasons
Character Evidence Crimes or Other Acts
Methods of Proving Character

Similar Crimes in ChildMolestation Cases
Similar Acts in Civil Cases Involving Sexual Assault or Child Molestation
PRIVILEGES Rule 501 Privilege in General
AttorneyClient Privilege and Work Product Limitations on Waiver
WITNESSES Rule 601 Competency to Testify in General
Need for Personal Knowledge Rule 603 Oath or Affirmation to Testify Truthfully Rule 604 Interpreter
Judges Competency as a Witness Rule 606 Jurors Competency as a Witness
Who May Impeach a Witness Rule 608 A Witnesss Character for Truthfulness or Untruthfulness
Impeachment by Evidence of a Criminal Conviction
Religious Beliefs or Opinions
Mode and Order of Examining Witnesses and Presenting Evidence
Writing Used to Refresh a Witnesss Memory Rule 613 Witnesss Prior Statement
Courts Calling or Examining a Witness
Excluding Witnesses ARTICLE VII OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY Rule 701 Opinion Testimony by Lay Witnesses
Testimony by Expert Witnesses Rule 703 Bases of an Experts Opinion Testimony
Opinion on an Ultimate Issue Rule 705 Disclosing the Facts or Data Underlying an Experts Opinion
CourtAppointed Expert Witnesses
HEARSAY Rule 801 Definitions That Apply to This Article Exclusions from Hearsay
The Rule Against Hearsay
Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay Regardless of Whether the Declarant Is Available as a Witness
Exceptions to the Rule Against HearsayWhen the Declarant Is Unavailable as a Witness
Hearsay Within Hearsay Rule 806 Attacking and Supporting the Declarants Credibility
Residual Exception ARTICLE IX AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION
Authenticating or Identifying Evidence
CONTENTS OF WRITINGS RECORDINGS
FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE
GENERAL PROVISIONS Rule 101 Scope Definitions
Purpose Rule 103 Rulings on Evidence
Preliminary Questions
Limiting Evidence That Is Not Admissible Against Other Parties or for Other Purposes
Remainder of or Related Writings or Recorded Statements
Habit Routine Practice
Subsequent Remedial Measures
Compromise Offers and Negotiations
Offers to Pay Medical and Similar Expenses
Pleas Plea Discussions and Related Statements
Evidence That Is SelfAuthenticating
Subscribing Witnesss Testimony ARTICLE X CONTENTS OF WRITINGS RECORDINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS Rule 1001 Definitions That Apply...
Requirement of the Original
Admissibility of Duplicates
Admissibility of Other Evidence of Content
Copies of Public Records to Prove Content
Summaries to Prove Content Rule 1007 Testimony or Statement of a Party to Prove Content
Functions of the Court and Jury
Applicability of the Rules
Amendments
Title
Appendix B PROPOSED FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE RELATING TO PRIVILEGE PROPOSED FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE RELAT...
Privileges Recognized Only as Provided
Required Reports Privileged by Statute
LawyerClient Privilege
PsychotherapistPatient Privilege
HusbandWife Privilege
Communications to Clergymen
Political Vote
Trade Secrets
Secrets of State and Other Official Information
Identity of Informer
Waiver of Privilege by Voluntary Disclosure
Privileged Matter Disclosed Under Compulsion or Without Opportunity to Claim Privilege
Comment Upon or Inference from Claim of Privilege Instruction

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