Appellate Court judge and experienced litigator Mark B. Simons brings 25 years of experience to Simons California Evidence Manual. For veteran or novice litigators, the text provides practical advice on evidence, including authenticity and admissibility, the new secondary evidence rule, and emerging trends and practical solutions. The book covers a wide variety of evidentiary issues, including common questions and the most effective answers, how to properly frame questions, and how to introduce documents at trial. Special attention is given to hearsay exceptions, as well as evidence of uncharged misconduct. Thematic arrangement of areas of evidence makes research quick and easy. Features include: · Portable, comprehensive treatment of evidence · "Comment" and "Warning" sections that alert the reader to obscure complexities in the law and avoidable pitfalls · Coverage of relevant evidence, hearsay evidence, burden of proof, and burden of producing evidence · Valuable information on witnesses, experts, and other opinion testimony · Examination of evidence affected or excluded by extrinsic policies · Discussion of privileges, judicial notice, and presumptions · Comprehensive instruction on using writings at trial · Tables of statutes and rules, table of cases, and an index
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