California Evidence Courtroom Manual
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This convenient softcover manual is designed specifically for courtroom use. It offers attorneys and judges alike many trial-tested features that not only provide fast, accurate answers to evidentiary questions but also guide the user to the underlying authorities and secondary sources for further research.
Written by Eileen A. Scallen and Glen Weissenberger, two of the nation's most respected evidence scholars, California Evidence Courtroom Manual incorporates complete coverage of the California Evidence Code and California evidence case law.
- Complete text of the California Evidence Code
- Summaries of the current status of California law on each evidentiary issue
- Recent significant cases
- Quick California Evidence Update — a summary of Evidence Code amendments and significant California case law for easy reference
- Authoritative commentary and pointers for applying the law of evidence in actual practice
- Analyses of current trends and new developments
- Comprehensive chart comparing the California Evidence Code to the Federal Rules of Evidence
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Table of contents
California Evidence Code
Federal Rules of Evidence
DIVISION 1 PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS AND CONSTRUCTION
DIVISION 2 WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED
DIVISION 3 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter 1 Applicability of Code
Chapter 2 Province of Court and Jury
Chapter 3 Order of Proof
Chapter 4 Admitting and Excluding Evidence
Chapter 5 Weight of Evidence Generally
DIVISION 4 JUDICIAL NOTICE
DIVISION 5 BURDEN OF PROOF; BURDEN OF PRODUCING EVIDENCE; PRESUMPTIONS AND INFERENCES
Chapter 1 Burden of Proof
Chapter 2 Burden of Producing Evidence
Chapter 3 Presumptions and Inferences
DIVISION 6 WITNESSES
Chapter 1 Competency
Chapter 2 Oath and Confrontation
Chapter 3 Expert Witnesses
Chapter 4 Interpreters and Translators
Chapter 5 Method and Scope of Examination
Chapter 6 Credibility of Witnesses
Chapter 7 Hypnosis of Witnesses
DIVISION 7 OPINION TESTIMONY AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
Chapter 1 Expert and Other Opinion Testimony
DIVISION 8 PRIVILEGES
Chapter 1 Definitions
Chapter 2 Applicability of Division
Chapter 3 General Provisions Relating to Privileges
Chapter 4 Particular Privileges
Chapter 5 Immunity of Newsman from Citation for Contempt
DIVISION 9 EVIDENCE AFFECTED OR EXCLUDED BY EXTRINSIC POLICIES
Chapter 1 Evidence of Character, Habit, or Custom
Chapter 2 Mediation
Chapter 3 Evidence Affected or Excluded by Extrinsic Policies
DIVISION 10 HEARSAY EVIDENCE
Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 2 Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule
DIVISION 11 WRITINGS
Chapter 1 Authentication and Proof of Writings
Chapter 2 Secondary Evidence of Writings
Chapter 3 Official Writings Affecting Property
Table of Cases