The Law of Evidence in Washington
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Whether you are a judge or a trial lawyer, The Law of Evidence in Washington, in a new Fifth Edition in 2013, is both a complete evidence guide and a practical courtroom reference delivering all you need to know about the Washington Evidence Rules. The Fifth Edition has been completed reorganized, updated, and edited, with a new topical organization for ease of finding evidentiary subjects. The Author's Comments are insightful and practical, yet concise, and include recent and seminal cases to keep you fully briefed on evidence questions without the need to wade through unnecessary material.
This convenient desktop reference contains the full text of the Washington Rules of Evidence, the full text of the Advisory Committee Notes to the Federal Rules of Evidence when adopted (most relevant to the Washington rules), and discussion of comparable practice under the Federal Rules when relevant.
This Fifth Edition of The Law of Evidence in Washington has been updated and reorganized into a topical structure to include new case law, rule changes, and legislation, and to clarify existing law and principles. This reader-friendly resource not only provides you authoritative analysis of the applicable law, but also guides you quickly and efficiently to the information you need to build a winning case. You'll always find the most accurate text and latest court decisions conveniently located with the discussion related to that subject.
In addition to the primary source materials and relevant background discussion and author commentary, the publication includes an updated Index, Table of Cases, and Table of Statutes and Rules.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Standards and Burdens of Proof, Standards of Review, and Introducing and Excluding Evidence
Chapter 2 Relevance and Unfair Prejudice
Chapter 3 Authentication
Chapter 4 Original Writing [Best Evidence] Rule
Chapter 5 Character and Habit Evidence
Chapter 6 Evidence Excluded for Policy Reasons
Chapter 7 Qualifying, Excluding, and Impeaching Witnesses
Chapter 8 Opinion Testimony and Scientific Devices and Theories
Chapter 9 Privileges
Chapter 10 Hearsay
Chapter 11 The Right of Confrontation
Appendix A Washington Rules of Evidence
Appendix B Federal Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee Notes
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes