Massachusetts Guide to Evidence

(2023 edition) The purpose of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence is to make the law of evidence more accessible and understandable to the bench, bar, and public.

Table of Contents

Statement From The Supreme Judicial Court and Introduction

Article I General Provisions

Article II Judicial Notice

Article III Inferences, Prima Facie Evidence, and Presumptions

Article IV Relevancy and its Limits

Article V Privileges and Disqualifications

Article VI Witnesses

Article VII Opinion and Expert Evidence

Article VIII Hearsay

Article IX Authentication and Identification

Article X Contents of Writings and Records

Article XI Miscellaneous

Addendum. Federal Rules of Evidence Comparison Chart


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