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Texas Evidentiary Foundations is the ideal one-volume guide for overcoming common, and not-so-common, evidentiary problems in the courtroom. This accessible and popular manual shows you how to frame predicate questions to gain admission or exclusion of specific types of evidence and includes a list of the foundational elements and examples of specific lines of questioning for establishing these elements. Each foundation is accompanied by a clear explanation of the supporting principles of Texas evidence law. Packed with proven trial techniques, Texas Evidentiary Foundations will help you prepare for every evidentiary challenge you may face at trial.

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Chapter 1: Introduction - The Mechanics of Introducing Evidence
Chapter 2: Preserving Error: Objections, Offers of Proof, and Motions
Chapter 3: The Competency of Witnesses
Chapter 4: Authentication, Identification, and Verification of Evidence
Chapter 5: Credibility Evidence
Chapter 6: Character, Habit, and Other Acts Evidence
Chapter 7: Privileges and Similar Rules of Exclusion
Chapter 8: The Original Writing "Best Evidence" Rule
Chapter 9: Opinion Evidence
Chapter 10: The Hearsay Rule and its Exemptions
Chapter 11: Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule
Chapter 12: Substitutes for Evidence
Chapter 13: Constitutional Privileges - The Exclusionary Rules