Kentucky Evidence Courtroom Manual

Current and complete coverage of the Kentucky Rules of Evidence

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This convenient softbound manual is designed specifically for courtroom use and offers judges and practitioners 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.

The Kentucky Evidence Courtroom Manual provides current and complete coverage of the Kentucky Rules of Evidence plus:

  • Authors' Discussion that provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the Rule, authoritative guidance in interpreting the Rule, and pointers for applying the Rule in practice (in many chapters the Discussion contains special features such as Illustrations, Constitutional Considerations, Current Trends, and Ethical Considerations)
  • Illustrations demonstrating the proper handling of evidentiary issues during trial
  • Summaries of significant Kentucky and federal cases interpreting each Rule provide support for arguments and decisions required during the course of trial
  • Selected Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
  • References to additional Kentucky and federal authorities that provide a starting point for research
  • Comparison of the Kentucky and Federal Rules of Evidence
  • An appendix containing the Commentary of the Study Committee for the Kentucky Rules of Evidence (also referred to as the Official Commentary or the Kentucky Rules Advisory Committee Commentary)

Table of Contents

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

II  JUDICIAL NOTICE
201  Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts

III  PRESUMPTIONS IN CIVIL ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS
301  Presumptions in General in Civil Actions and Proceedings
302  Applicability of Federal

IV  RELEVANCY AND RELATED SUBJECTS
401  Definition of "Relevant Evidence"
402  General Rule of Relevancy
403  Exclusion of Relevant Evidence on Grounds of Prejudice, Confusion, or Waste of Time
404  Character Evidence and Evidence of Other Crimes
405  Methods of Proving Character
406  Habit; Routine Practice
407  Subsequent Remedial Measures
408  Compromise and Offers to Compromise
409  Payment of Medical and Similar Expenses
410  Inadmissibility of Pleas, Plea Discussions, and Related Statements
411  Liability Insurance
412  Rape and Similar Cases: Admissibility of Victim's Character and Behavior

V  PRIVILEGES
501  General Rule
502  [Number Not Yet Utilized]
503  Lawyer-Client Privilege
504  Husband-Wife Privilege
505  Religious Privilege
506  Counselor-Client Privilege
507  Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege
508  Identity of Informer
509  Waiver of Privilege by Voluntary Disclosure
510  Privileged Matter Disclosed Under Compulsion or Without Opportunity to Claim Privilege
511  Comment Upon or Inference from Claim of Privilege; Instruction

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

VII  OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY
701  Opinion Testimony by Lay Witnesses
702  Testimony by Experts
703  Bases of Opinion Testimony by Experts
704  (Number Not Yet Assigned)
705  Disclosure of Facts or Data Underlying Expert Opinion
706  Court Appointed Experts

VIII  HEARSAY
801  Definitions
801A  Prior Statements of Witnesses and Admissions
802  Hearsay Rule
803  Hearsay Exceptions: Availability of Declarant Immaterial
804  Hearsay Exceptions: Declarant Unavailable
805  Hearsay Within Hearsay
806  Attacking and Supporting Credibility of Declarant

IX  AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION
901  Requirement of Authentication or Identification
902  Self-Authentication
903  Subscribing Witness' Testimony Unnecessary

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

XI  MISCELLANEOUS RULES
1101  Applicability of Rules
1102  Amendments
1103  Evidence Rules Review Commission
1104  Use of Official Commentary

APPENDIX STUDY COMMITTEE NOTES TO THE KENTUCKY RULES OF EVIDENCE