The Texas Rules of Evidence Handbook provides guidance and explanations on some of evidence’s most challenging topics through in-depth commentary and substantive analysis of the Texas Rules of Evidence for both civil and criminal cases.
The complete text of the Texas Rules of Evidence
Ten chapters (over 1000 pages) explaining the Texas Rules of Evidence, with detailed commentary on each rule
Rule numbers on tabs for quick reference
Thousands of case, rule, and secondary-source citations, including the most recent developments in the field
Comparison between the Texas and Federal Rules of Evidence
Comprehensive case and topic indexes
Current text of the Rules of Evidence
Article 1: General Provisions Original Commentary by James P. Wallace
Article 2: Judicial Notice Original Commentary by Murl A. Larkin
Article 3: Presumptions Original Commentary by Murl A. Larkin
Article 4: Relevancy & Its Limits Original Commentary by Newell H. Blakely
Article 5: Privileges Original Commentary by Steven Goode and M. Michael Sharlot
Article 6: Witnesses Original Commentary by Thomas Black
Article 7: Opinions & Expert Testimony Original Commentary by John F. Sutton, Jr.
Article 8: Hearsay Original Commentary by Olin Guy Wellborn III
Article 9: Authentication & Identification Original Commentary by Blake Tartt and Jeffrey S. Wolfe
Article 10: Contents of Writings, Recordings, & Photographs Original Commentary by James J. Hippard, Sr.
Appendix: Proposed Texas Rules of Evidence
The new edition includes the following:
Discussion of amended Rule of Evidence 902(10), effective September 1, 2014, allowing for self-authentication of business records.
Discussion of Federal Rules of Evidence 801(d)(1)(B) and 803(6)-(8), amended effective December 1, 2014, pending approval by Congress, and comparison with the Texas Rules.
Expanded discussion of self-authentication under Rules 902(3) and 902(4).