Notice Inviting Comment
Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law Preliminary Draft of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence
The Supreme Judicial Court's Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law Invites Comments on the Preliminary Draft of the Massachusetts Guide to EvidenceIn June 2006, the Supreme Judicial Court created the Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law to prepare a Guide to the Massachusetts law of evidence. The Justices charged the Committee with the mandate "to assemble the current law in one easily usable document, along the lines of the Federal Rules of Evidence, rather than to prepare a Restatement or to propose changes in the existing law of evidence." The Committee has completed a preliminary draft of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence, and invites all members of the bar, bench, and public to review the draft and to submit written comments and suggestions. A detailed word index to the draft Guide is available. In reviewing the draft Guide, please recognize that comments or criticism concerning what the law should be, or criticism of what the law is, are beyond the Committee's charge.
The Committee welcomes all comments, and will submit a final version of the Guide to the Supreme Judicial Court after reviewing the comments received. Comments should be directed, on or before December 5, 2007, to: The Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law, c/o Joseph Stanton, Reporter, Appeals Court, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Room 1200, Boston MA 02108-1705. Comments may also be sent to: email@example.com.
Links to Draft and Word Index removed at the Committee's request.