2017 Edition

Official Print Edition of the Supreme Judicial Court Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law

The Flaschner Judicial Institute has once again worked with the Supreme Judicial Court Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law to produce the Official Print Edition of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence, 2017 Edition. It is the only print edition with the exact same pagination, index and table of authorities as the version all Massachusetts state judges receive from the Flaschner Judicial Institute.

The Guide assembles existing Massachusetts evidence law in an easy-to-use document organized similarly to the Federal Rules of Evidence, with extensive explanatory notes and citations. Everything in the Guide has been approved by the SJC as a valid statement of Massachusetts evidence law.

The 2017 Edition includes important updates concerning exclusions of evidence, attorney-client privilege, hearsay, unavailable witnesses, recording of custodial interrogations, Miranda rights, prior and subsequent bad acts, informants, rape-shield hearings, DNA evidence, civil commitment proceedings, and more.

“The Guide is a highly respected and practical research tool and frequently used resource for the most current Massachusetts evidence law. Attorneys, judges, and self-represented litigants daily use and rely on the Guide in courts throughout the Commonwealth.” – SJC Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants.

Publisher: Flaschner Judicial Institute (2017)

Softcover: 672 pages

Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

 

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