Texas Rules of Evidence Handbook 2017

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Published:
November 2016
Update frequency:
Annual
Free update period:
60 days before next edition is released
Format:
Softbound
Page count:
1,176
ISBN:
978-1-59839-253-1

Book Features

Detailed commentary. Over 1,000 pages of commentary on the Texas Rules of Evidence explaining the history, purpose, and effect of each rule.

Authoritative content. Written and edited by expert practitioners, and backed by thousands of citations to rules, cases, and secondary sources.

Helpful extras. Insightful comparisons between the Texas and Federal Rules. Comprehensive case and topic indexes. And much more.

New Features for 2017

  • The complete text of the Texas Rules of Evidence, including the official notes and comments.
  • Ten chapters explaining the Texas Rules of Evidence, with rule numbers on tabs for quick reference.
  • Discussion of the recent amendments to Rules 509 (Physician-Patient Privilege), 510 (Mental Health Information Privilege), and 615 (Producing a Witness’s Statement in Criminal Cases).
  • Comparison between the Texas and Federal Rules of Evidence.
  • The 1982 Proposed Texas Rules of Evidence, written by the State Bar Liaison Committee on Rules of Evidence.
  • Thousands of citations to cases, rules, and secondary sources.

Table of Contents

Article I: General Provisions Rule 101 Title, Scope, & Applicability of the Rules; Definitions Rule 102 Purpose Rule 103 Rulings on Evidence Rule 104 Preliminary Questions Rule 105 Evidence that Is Not Admissible Against Other Parties or for Other Purposes Rule 106 Remainder of or Related Writings or Recorded Statements Rule 107 Rule of Optional Completeness Article II: Judicial Notice Rule 201 Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts Rule 202 Judicial Notice of Other States’ Law Rule 203 Determining Foreign Law Rule 204 Judicial Notice of Texas Municipal & County Ordinances, Texas Register Contents, & Published Agency Rules Article III: Presumptions Article IV: Relevance & Its Limits Rule 401 Test for Relevant Evidence Rule 402 General Admissibility of Relevant Evidence Rule 403 Excluding Relevant Evidence for Prejudice, Confusion, or Other Reasons Rule 404 Character Evidence; Crimes or Other Acts Rule 405 Methods of Proving Character Rule 406 Habit; Routine Practice Rule 407 Subsequent Remedial Measures; Notification of Defect Rule 408 Compromise Offers & Negotiations Rule 409 Offers to Pay Medical & Similar Expenses Rule 410 Pleas, Plea Discussions, & Related Statements Rule 411 Liability Insurance Rule 412 Evidence of Previous Sexual Conduct in Criminal Cases Article V: Privileges Rule 501 Privileges in General Rule 502 Required Reports Privileged by Statute Rule 503 Lawyer-Client Privilege Rule 504 Spousal Privileges Rule 505 Privilege for Communications to a Clergy Member Rule 506 Political Vote Privilege Rule 507 Trade Secrets Privilege Rule 508 Informer’s Identity Privilege Rule 509 Physician-Patient Privilege Rule 510 Mental Health Information Privilege in Civil Cases Rule 511 Waiver by Voluntary Disclosure Rule 512 Privileged Matter Disclosed Under Compulsion or Without Opportunity to Claim Privilege Rule 513 Comment on or Inference from a Privilege Claim; Instruction Article VI: Witnesses Rule 601 Competency to Testify in General; “Dead Man’s Rule” Rule 602 Need for Personal Knowledge Rule 603 Oath or Affirmation to Testify Truthfully Rule 604 Interpreter Rule 605 Judge’s Competency as a Witness Rule 606 Juror’s Competency as a Witness Rule 607 Who May Impeach a Witness Rule 608 A Witness’s Character for Truthfulness or Untruthfulness Rule 609 Impeachment by Evidence of a Criminal Conviction Rule 610 Religious Beliefs or Opinions Rule 611 Mode & Order of Examining Witnesses & Presenting Evidence Rule 612 Writing Used to Refresh a Witness’s Memory Rule 613 Witness’s Prior Statement & Bias or Interest Rule 614 Excluding Witnesses Rule 615 Producing a Witness’s Statement in Criminal Cases Article VII: Opinions & Expert Testimony Rule 701 Opinion Testimony by Lay Witnesses Rule 702 Testimony by Expert Witnesses Rule 703 Bases of an Expert’s Opinion Testimony Rule 704 Opinion on an Ultimate Issue Rule 705 Disclosing the Underlying Facts or Data & Examining an Expert About Them Rule 706 Audit in Civil Cases Article VIII: Hearsay Rule 801 Definitions that Apply to this Article; Exclusions from Hearsay Rule 802 The Rule Against Hearsay Rule 803 Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay—Regardless of Whether the Declarant is Available as a Witness Rule 804 Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay—When the Declarant Is Unavailable as a Witness Rule 805 Hearsay Within Hearsay Rule 806 Attacking & Supporting the Declarant’s Credibility Article IX: Authentication & Identification Rule 901 Authenticating or Identifying Evidence Rule 902 Evidence that Is Self-Authenticating Rule 903 Subscribing Witness’s Testimony Article X: Contents of Writings, Recordings, & Photographs Rule 1001 Definitions that Apply to this Article Rule 1002 Requirement of the Original Rule 1003 Admissibility of Duplicates Rule 1004 Admissibility of Other Evidence of Content Rule 1005 Copies of Public Records to Prove Content Rule 1006 Summaries to Prove Content Rule 1007 Testimony or Statement of a Party to Prove Content Rule 1008 Functions of the Court & Jury Rule 1009 Translating a Foreign Language Document

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