Ohlbaum on the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence provides litigation and trial practitioners with a single source reference to the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence, enabling them to obtain answers to evidence questions quickly and authoritatively.
Recognized as one of the leading authoritative references on the law of evidence in Pennsylvania, this portable one-volume publication includes the text of the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence, amendment history, Official Commentary, and comparisons of individual rules with the Federal Rules of Evidence. Case notes and invaluable commentary by Honorable Daniel J. Anders, General Editor, and the late Professor Edward D. Ohlbaum explain the rules' practical application.
This publication is an excellent tool both for the attorney in need of an on-the spot evidentiary assessment during trial or other hearing, and for the lawyer seeking evidentiary guidance in preparing materials for trial or dispositive motion. Tracking the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence, Ohlbaum facilitates ease of use, ready access to relevant information, and expeditious location of answers to evidentiary questions.
Ohlbaum on the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence 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
• Constitutional considerations
• Additional authority for expanding your research
• Text of applicable statutes
• Quick Reference Index
Ohlbaum on the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence should be an integral part of every Pennsylvania litigation attorney's core reference set.
Table of Contents
COMPARISON CHART: Pa.R.E., F.R.E., Pre-Rule Law
ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
ARTCLE II. JUDICIAL NOTICE
ARTCLE III. PRESUMPTIONS
ARTCLE IV. RELEVANCY AND ITS LIMITS
ARTCLE V. PRIVILEGES
ARTCLE VI. WITNESSES
ARTCLE VII. OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY
ARTICLE VIII. HEARSAY
ARTCLE IX. AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION
ARTCLE X. CONTENTS OF WRITINGS, RECORDINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS
TABLE OF CASES
TABLE OF STATUTES