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Call # KFC1030.Z9 U33 2005
Author Uelmen, Gerald F
Title California evidence : a wizard's guide / Gerald F. Uelmen
Imprint Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2005
Book Cover


Descript. xvii, 227 p. ; 23 cm
Summary/Abstract "Make evidence disappear with a wave of your magic wand! California law students and practicing attorneys can become wizards in the courtroom with the help of this concise guide to the California Evidence Code. Hundreds of practical illustrations are offered through practice transcripts which are extensively cross-referenced. Frequent comparisons to the Federal Rules of Evidence are included, as well as review problems with sample answers. The text also contains helpful charts, summaries and review problems."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes index
Subject Evidence (Law) -- California
OCLC # 60671800
Table of Contents
 What is "evidence"? 
Ch. 1The problem of proposition eight3
Ch. 2Probativeness and materiality7
Ch. 3Conditional relevance11
Ch. 4Probativeness vs. prejudice15
 Introduction : extrinsic to what?23
Ch. 5Jury deliberations25
Ch. 6Subsequent remedial measures27
Ch. 7Compromise offers29
Ch. 8Liability insurance31
Ch. 9Plea bargaining in criminal cases33
 Introduction : a road map37
Ch. 10The character-propensity rule and its exceptions41
Ch. 11Propensity evidence in sexual assault and domestic violence cases47
Ch. 12Proof of defendant's and victim's character49
Ch. 13Rape victims and the rape shield law51
Ch. 14Evidence of habit53
Ch. 15Character for truthfulness55
Ch. 16Review materials for character evidence61
Ch. 17Competency of witnesses69
Ch. 18Personal knowledge73
Ch. 19Hearsay defined79
Ch. 20Party admissions81
Ch. 21Prior statements of a witness85
Ch. 22Past recollection recorded and recollection refreshed89
Ch. 23Spontaneous and contemporaneous statements, and statements of physical or mental condition91
Ch. 24Business and official records exceptions95
Ch. 25Unavailability exceptions97
Ch. 26Former testimony101
Ch. 27The constitutional right of confrontation and new hearsay exceptions105
Ch. 28Review of hearsay exceptions109
Ch. 29Opinions and experts117
Ch. 30Authentication121
Ch. 31The best evidence and secondary evidence rules123
Ch. 32Evidentiary objections125
Ch. 33Privileges in general133
Ch. 34The attorney-client privilege137
Ch. 35Presumptions143
Ch. 36Judicial notice147
 Practice transcripts 
APeople v. Corleone (murder conspiracy)151
BPringle v. Dimwit Dodge, Inc. (negligent entrustment)155
CPeople v. Rick E. Pugnant (child molestation)159
DPeople v. Angela Muerta (hospital murders)163
EPeople v. Don Defiler (drug possession)167
FPeople v. Hart (murder by poison)171
GPeople v. Dowling (spousal murder)177
HPringle v. Thomas & Neeley (sexual harassment)183
JPrice v. Ford Motor Co. (wrongful death)189
KPeople v. Scott (spousal murder)195
LPeople v. Defiler (rape)201
 Objections to transcripts 
APeople v. Corleone209
BPringle v. Dimwit Dodge210
CPeople v. Pugnant210
DPeople v. Angela Muerta211
EPeople v. Don Defiler212
FPeople v. Wilma Hart213
GPeople v. Howard Dowling214
HPaula Pringle v. Thomas & Neeley215
JPearl Price v. Ford Motor Co216
KPeople v. Peter Scott218
LPeople v. Don Defiler219