Texas Trial Procedure and Evidence

By Jim Wren, Jeremy Counseller
Publisher: ALM

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The procedure and evidence rules and case law needed throughout trial in an easy-to-use format!

Texas Trial Procedure and Evidence is a single indispensable resource for trial lawyers in Texas state civil court. Since trials invariably involve issues of both procedure and evidence, this manual provides:

•  Quick-reference guide to Texas evidentiary predicates
•  Predicates for the admission of exhibits
•  Wording and authority for key objections
•  Forms for the various motions and requests that arise during trial

Texas Trial Procedure and Evidence addresses the common issues that arise throughout the various phases of trial, starting with final pretrial hearings, progressing through jury selection, opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, the court charge conference, closing arguments, deliberations, verdict, post-trial motions, judgment and post-judgment motions in the trial court. The special rules governing bench trials, expedited trials and justice court trials are covered.

•  Relevance issues, including unfair prejudice, and character and habit evidence
•  Quick-reference guide to Texas evidentiary trial objections
•  Quick-reference guide to Texas trial motions and requests
•  Texas Rules of Civil Procedure
•  Texas Rules of Evidence

Evidence coverage includes:

•  Privileges
•  Witness competency and witness credibility issues
•  Opinion testimony, including expert relevance and reliability issues and lay opinion testimony
•  Hearsay, hearsay exclusions, and hearsay exceptions
•  Authentication and offer of documentary evidence
•  Best evidence rule
•  Judicial notice of law and of fact

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