The Sixth Edition of Handbook on Evidence on West Virginia provides an up-to-date analysis of the law of evidence as it affects West Virginia lawyers, reflecting the significant amendments made to the evidence rules in 2014. Geared to judges, practicing attorneys, litigators, and law students alike, the Handbook on Evidence for West Virginia Lawyers offers in-depth discussion of the basic principles of the law of evidence, as well as a detailed study of the rules governing the introduction of trial evidence. Among the wide array of evidence issues discussed are the gathering and presenting of evidence, making and resisting objections, and recognizing errors in the admission of rejection of evidence for appellate purposes. Specific chapter topics include judicial notice, presumptions, relevancy, privileges available to witnesses, opinions and expert testimony, hearsay and extrajudicial statements, authentication and identification, and burden of proof and stipulations.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 General Principles
Chapter 2 Judicial Notice
Chapter 3 Presumptions
Chapter 4 Relevancy and its Limits
Chapter 5 Privileges Available to Witnesses
Chapter 6 Testimonial Evidence: Witnesses
Chapter 7 Opinions and Expert Testimony
Chapter 8 Hearsay and Extrajudicial Statements
Chapter 9 Authentication and Identification
Chapter 10 Contents of Writings, Recordings, and Photographs
Chapter 11 Applicability of the Rules
Chapter 12 Demonstrative and Real Evidence
Chapter 13 Burden of Proof and Stipulations