Table of Contents

Article I. General Provisions

Rule 101. Scope; Definitions                                                                                                                                  14

Scope.                                                                                                                                                                        14

Definitions                                                                                                                                                                 14

Rule 102. Purpose                                                                                                                                                   14

Rule 103. Rulings on Evidence                                                                                                                              14

Preserving a Claim of Error.                                                                                                                                  14

Not Needing to Renew an Objection or Offer of Proof.                                                                                   14

Court’s Statement About the Ruling; Directing an Offer of Proof.                                                                  14

Preventing the Jury from Hearing Inadmissible Evidence.                                                                               14

Taking Notice of Plain Error.                                                                                                                                  15

Rule 104. Preliminary Questions         15

In General.    15

Relevance That Depends on a Fact.   15

Conducting a Hearing So That the Jury Cannot Hear It.

Cross-Examining a Defendant in a Criminal Case.

Evidence Relevant to Weight and Credibility. 15

Rule 105. Limiting Evidence That Is Not Admissible Against Other Parties or for Other Purposes           15

Rule 106. Remainder of or Related Writings or Recorded Statements.                                                          16

Article II. Judicial Notice

Rule 201. Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts


Kinds of Facts That May Be Judicially Noticed.

Taking Notice.


Opportunity to Be Heard.

Instructing the Jury.

Article III. Presumptions In Civil Cases

Rule 301. Presumptions in Civil Cases Generally.  17

Applying State Law to Presumptions in Civil Cases 17

Article IV. Relevance And Its Limits

Rule 401. Test for Relevant Evidence

Rule 402. General Admissibility of Relevant Evidence

Rule 403. Excluding Relevant Evidence for Prejudice, Confusion, Waste of Time, or Other Reasons

Rule 404. Character Evidence; Crimes or Other Acts

(a) Character Evidence.

Prohibited Uses.

Exceptions for a Defendant or Victim in a Criminal Case.

Exceptions for a Witness.

(b) Crimes, Wrongs, or Other Acts.

Prohibited Uses.

Permitted Uses; Notice in a Criminal Case.

Rule 405. Methods of Proving Character

By Reputation or Opinion.

By Specific Instances of Conduct.

Rule 406. Habit; Routine Practice

Rule 407. Subsequent Remedial Measures

Rule 408. Compromise Offers and Negotiations

Prohibited uses.


Rule 409. Offers to Pay Medical and Similar Expenses

Rule 410. Pleas, Plea Discussions, and Related Statements

Prohibited Uses.

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Article IV. Relevance And Its Limits

Article V. Privileges

Article VI. Witnesses

Article VII. Opinions And Expert Testimony

Article VIII. Hearsay

Article IX. Authentication And Identification

Article X. Contents Of Writings, Recordings, And Photographs

Article XI. Miscellaneous Rules

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