Wisconsin Rules of Evidence: A Courtroom Handbook, The
476+ pp.; 7th ed. 2009
(includes 2012 supplement)
Improve your trial performance with the quickest guide to evidentiary rules
It’s your worst nightmare — you’re at trial and opposing counsel raises an objection to evidence you want to admit — but you can’t remember the citation to counter that objection. Evidence lost!
If you had The Wisconsin Rules of Evidence: A Courtroom Handbook, you’d have an on-the-spot reference designed for use at trial. It has helped hundreds of lawyers quickly and efficiently find the applicable rules of evidence.
Finding supporting arguments is a breeze
In a hurry? No problem. See the entire extent of evidentiary law in Wisconsin with one glance at the Handbook’s topical guide – a uniquely helpful feature at the center of the book. Each topic is keyed to a numbered tab so you can instantly turn to the specific rules. Not only that, you’ll find relevant commentary on those rules, so you’ll know how to invoke them.
Authoritative content you can rely on
The book’s authors — the Honorable Thomas H. Barland (reserve judge) of Eau Claire and Attorney Michael J. Brose of New Richmond — have identified the most significant evidence-related cases and have written succinct annotations to accompany the rules they discuss. Where appropriate, they have also written Authors’ Notes that highlight particular evidentiary issues and related statutes.
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Summary of contents
- Scope and Purpose
- Making Record of Objections
- Preliminary Considerations
- In General Civil Proceedings
- In Criminal Proceedings
- When Excludable for Prejudice
- Character and Habit
- Other Grounds for Exclusion
- Statements by Injured Person; Information Concerning Crime Victims; Communication in Farmer Assistance Programs; Health Care Reports
- General Rule
- Lawyer-Client Privilege
- Physician/Etc.--Patient Privilege and Domestic Violence Advocate--Victim
- Husband-Wife and Domestic Partner Privilege
- Communications to Members of Clergy
- Miscellaneous Privileges
- General Requirements
- Impeachment and Character Witnesses
- Mode of Interrogation
- Use of Writings and Prior Statements
- Court Control Over Witnesses
Opinions and Expert Testimony
- Opinions by Lay Witnesses
- Expert Opinions
- Definitions and Rules
- Hearsay Exceptions-Declarant Availability Immaterial
- Hearsay Exceptions-Declarant Unavailable
- Special Problems
Contents of Writings, Recordings, and Photographs
- Originals and Duplicates
- Public Records, Summaries, and Admissions; Functions of Judge and
Table of Cases
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