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Wisconsin Rules of Evidence: A Courtroom Handbook

Product ID: AE0050_SUB
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-586-4

Whatever rule you’re looking up, the information is only seconds away in The Wisconsin Rules of Evidence: A Courtroom Handbook. It’s an essential reference for lawyers who need the rules of evidence at their command throughout a trial.

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Whatever rule you’re looking up, the information is only seconds away in The Wisconsin Rules of Evidence: A Courtroom Handbook. It’s an essential reference for lawyers who need the rules of evidence at their command throughout a trial.

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618+ pp.; 10th ed. 2020-21
(Includes 2021-22 supplement)

Topics include:

  • Judicial Notice
  • Presumptions
  • Relevancy
  • Privileges
  • Witnesses
  • Opinions and Expert Testimony
  • Hearsay
  • Authentication/Identification
  • Contents of Writings, Recordings, and Photographs

The 2021-2022 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

  • The addition of annotations for recently decided Wisconsin appellate court cases addressing evidentiary issues such as expert testimony, the admissibility of “other acts” evidence, and the procedure for calling a child witness in cases in which a party introduces a child’s videorecorded statement

  • The continued expansion of the Handbook’s analysis of the right to confrontation, as part of an appendix added to the 10th edition

  • The incorporation of amendments, enacted by the Wisconsin Legislature in 2021, to the rules of evidence

Last Revision

The 2020-21 revision includes a number of changes such as:

  • The addition of a new appendix containing the text of evidence-related statutes applicable in criminal trials (including the rape-shield law) along with annotations of significant cases discussing those statutes
  • An expanded analysis of the right to confrontation and the related Crawford line of cases, now placed in an easily accessible appendix at the back of the book
  • The integration of annotations for new evidence-law cases analyzing various issues, such as the evidentiary rules pertaining to relevance, expert testimony, and hearsay

State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® is the premier publisher of practice guides and handbooks for Wisconsin's attorneys, written by Wisconsin's attorneys. PINNACLE relies on the expertise and contributions of volunteers from within the State Bar of Wisconsin membership to help develop and deliver timely, relevant information to assist Wisconsin's attorneys provide the highest-quality representation and service.

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