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This convenient softbound manual contains coverage of the codified Illinois Rules of Evidence. It is designed specifically for courtroom use and offers judges and practitioners many trial-tested features that not only provide fast, accurate information for evidentiary questions, but also guide you to the underlying authorities and secondary sources.

Illinois Evidence Courtroom Manual follows the popular format and features of Glen Weissenberger's well-known treatise, Federal Evidence, and his many other courtroom manuals. Together, Weissenberger's treatise and courtroom manuals have been cited by state and federal courts on hundreds of occasions, so you can trust that Illinois Evidence Courtroom Manual provides authoritative commentary and analysis.

Illinois Evidence Courtroom Manual includes many convenient features ideal for courtroom application, including:

•  Summary of relevant statutes and case law
•  Concise, authoritative commentary and analysis
•  Explanation of current trends and developments
•  Illustrative examples
•  Strategic points
•  Comparisons to Federal Rules of Evidence
•  Constitutional considerations
•  Additional authority for expanding your research

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Table of Contents

I GENERAL PROVISIONS
101 Rule 101. Scope
102 Rule 102. Purpose and Construction
103 Rule 103. Rulings on Evidence
104 Rule 104. Preliminary Questions
105 Rule 105. Limited Admissibility
106 Rule 106. Remainder of or Related Writings or Recorded Statements


II JUDICIAL NOTICE
201 Rule 201. Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts


III PRESUMPTIONS IN CIVIL ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS
301 Rule 301. Presumptions in General in Civil Actions and Proceedings


IV RELEVANCY AND ITS LIMITS
401 Rule 401. Definition of “Relevant Evidence”
402 Rule 402. Relevant Evidence Generally Admissible; Irrelevant Evidence Inadmissible
403 Rule 403. Exclusion of Relevant Evidence on Grounds of Prejudice, Confusion, or Waste of Time
404 Rule 404. Character Evidence Not Admissible to Prove Conduct; Exceptions; Other Crimes
405 Rule 405. Methods of Proving Character
406 Rule 406. Habit; Routine Practice
407 Rule 407. Subsequent Remedial Measures [Reserved]
408 Rule 408. Compromise and Offers to Compromise
409 Rule 409. Payment of Medical and Similar Expenses
410 Rule 410. Inadmissibility of Pleas, Plea Discussions, and Related Statements
411 Rule 411. Liability Insurance
412 Rule 412. Prior Sexual Activity or Reputation as Evidence
413 Rule 413. Evidence of Other Offenses in Criminal Cases


V PRIVILEGES
501 Rule 501. General Rule
502 Rule 502. Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product; Limitations on Waiver
503 Rule 503. Not Adopted [Attorney-Client Privilege]
504 Rule 504. Not Adopted [Physician-Patient Privilege]
505 Rule 505. Not Adopted [Social Worker Privilege]
506 Rule 506. Not Adopted [Spousal Privileges]
507 Rule 507. Not Adopted [Clergy-Parishioner Privilege]
508 Rule 508. Not Adopted [Reporters]
509 Rule 509. Not Adopted [Other Privileges]


VI WITNESSES
601 Rule 601. General Rule of Competency
602 Rule 602. Lack of Personal Knowledge
603 Rule 603. Oath or Affirmation
604 Rule 604. Interpreters
605 Rule 605. Competency of Judge as Witness
606 Rule 606. Competency of Juror as Witness
607 Rule 607. Who May Impeach
608 Rule 608. Evidence of Character of Witness for Truthfulness or Untruthfulness
609 Rule 609. Impeachment by Evidence of Conviction of Crime
610 Rule 610. Religious Beliefs or Opinions
611 Rule 611. Mode and Order of Interrogation and Presentation
612 Rule 612. Writing Used to Refresh Memory
613 Rule 613. Prior Statements of Witnesses
614 Rule 614. Calling and Interrogation of Witnesses by Court
615 Rule 615. Exclusion of Witnesses


VII OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY
701 Rule 701. Opinion Testimony by Lay Witnesses
702 Rule 702. Testimony by Experts
703 Rule 703. Bases of Opinion Testimony by Experts
704 Rule 704. Opinion on Ultimate Issue
705 Rule 705. Disclosure of Facts or Data Underlying Expert Opinion
706 Rule 706. Court-Appointed Experts [Not Adopted]


VIII HEARSAY
801 Rule 801. Definitions
802 Rule 802. Hearsay Rule
803 Rule 803. Hearsay Exceptions; Availability of Declarant Immaterial
803(1) Rule 803(1). Reserved. [Present Sense Impression]
803(2) Rule 803(2). Excited Utterance
803(3) Rule 803(3). Then Existing Mental, Emotional, or Physical Condition
803(4) Rule 803(4). Statements for Purposes of Medical Diagnosis or Treatment
803(5) Rule 803(5). Recorded Recollection
803(6) Rule 803(6). Records of Regularly Conducted Activity
803(7) Rule 803(7). Absence of Entry in Records Kept in Accordance With the Provisions of Paragraph (6)
803(8) Rule 803(8). Public Records and Reports
803(9) Rule 803(9). Records of Vital Statistics
803(10) Rule 803(10). Absence of Public Record or Entry
803(11) Rule 803(11). Records of Religious Organizations
803(12) Rule 803(12). Marriage, Baptismal, and Similar Certificates
803(13) Rule 803(13). Family Records
803(14) Rule 803(14). Records of Documents Affecting an Interest in Property
803(15) Rule 803(15). Statements in Documents Affecting an Interest in Property
803(16) Rule 803(16). Statements in Ancient Documents
803(17) Rule 803(17). Market Reports, Commercial Publications
803(18) Rule 803(18). Reserved. [Learned Treatises]
803(19) Rule 803(19). Reputation Concerning Personal or Family History
803(20) Rule 803(20). Reputation Concerning Boundaries or General History
803(21) Rule 803(21). Reputation as to Character
803(22) Rule 803(22). Judgment of Previous Conviction
803(23) Rule 803(23). Judgment as to Personal, Family or General History, or Boundaries
803(24) Rule 803(24). Receipt or Paid Bill
804(a) Rule 804(a). Hearsay Exceptions; Declarant Unavailable
804(b)(1) Rule 804(b)(1). Former Testimony
804(b)(2) Rule 804(b)(2). Statement Under Belief of Impending Death
804(b)(3) Rule 804(b)(3). Statement Against Interest
804(b)(4) Rule 804(b)(4). Statement of Personal or Family History
804(b)(5) Rule 804(b)(5). Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
805 Rule 805. Hearsay Within Hearsay
806 Rule 806. Attacking and Supporting Credibility of Declarant
807 Rule 807. Not Adopted [Other Exceptions]


IX AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION
901 Rule 901. Requirement of Authentication or Identification
902 Rule 902. Self-Authentication
903 Rule 903. Subscribing Witness’s Testimony Unnecessary


X CONTENTS OF WRITINGS, RECORDINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
1001 Rule 1001. Definitions
1002 Rule 1002. Requirement of Original
1003 Rule 1003. Admissibility of Duplicates
1004 Rule 1004. Admissibility of Other Evidence of Contents
1005 Rule 1005. Public Records
1006 Rule 1006. Summaries
1007 Rule 1007. Testimony or Written Admission of Party
1008 Rule 1008. Functions of Court and Jury


XI MISCELLANEOUS RULES
1101 Rule 1101. Applicability of Rules
1102 Rule 1102. Title