New York Evidence Handbook: Rules, Theory, and Practice

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Wolters Kluwer, 2003 M01 1 - 1102 pages
If you litigate or preside in any court in the state of New York, you know just how confounding the state's evidence law can be. New York Evidence Handbook is the new, comprehensive guide to all of the rules and principles of evidence applicable in New York courts. This new 1,000+ page handbook presents a practical, contemporary approach to evidence -- written with the real-world challenges of the New York trial lawyer and judge in mind. It gathers into one, easy-to-use handbook all of the rules, the leading decisions and the significant statutes you need to consider when assessing the admissibility of evidence. The book walks you through all the rules and their operation (as they relate to judicial notice, presumptions, relevance, the best evidence rule, etc.), discussing all of the leading authorities and citing numerous trial examples. Throughout New York Evidence Handbook, special attention is paid to helping you quickly solve commonly encountered, but difficult, evidence questions.

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Contents

Introduction and General Principles
1
Evidence
24
Judicial Notice
27
Noticed Public Records
40
Presumptions
57
Relevance
105
and Routine Practice
206
for Other Purposes Other Crimes Evidence
219
Based on Novel Scientific Methods
605
The Traditional Approach
613
Relied Upon by an Expert
625
Hearsay
639
Hearer or Reader
659
Declarants State of Mind
666
of the Declarant
799
Decisions
871

Against Potential for Prejudice
246
Privileges
277
Witnesses
419
Evidence Rule
467
Opinion Testimony
559
Authentication and Identification
875
Table of Cases
939
Table of Federal Statutes
1063
Index
1077
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