Texas Rules of Evidence Manual - Eleventh Edition
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For nearly the last
four decades, Texas Rules of Evidence Manual has provided
invaluable, comprehensive, and definitive guidance for Texas judges and
lawyers. The book has been cited over 200 times by Texas courts (including the
Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals), legal
commentators, and lawyers drafting legal briefs. Well-documented and thoroughly
researched, the book contains thousands of citations to Texas cases and
secondary sources that have interpreted and applied the Texas Rules of
Texas Rules of
Evidence Manual is a critical resource for those who are bound to use
the Texas Rules of Evidence, whether the bench or the bar or those studying
Texas evidence. This one-volume treatise is designed to explain in plain
language what a particular Rule requires or prohibits, indicates what the
courts have said about the Rules, and offers practice pointers on using the
Rules. The book is designed to be as
useful as possible to the harried judge, counsel, or student who must quickly
find the law. It is organized so that users will have at a quick glance not
only the official text of each Rule of Evidence, but also in-depth commentary
of the Rule.
For each Rule of
Evidence the reader will find:
__The official text of
__Editorial analysis explaining the Rule and
the interrelationships between the Rules,
__General guidelines for interpreting and
applying the Rule, and
Comments on that Rule, as well the notes and comments accompanying all
amendments to each Rule, all of which provide a helpful legislative history for
Texas Rules of Evidence Manual,
11th edition, continues in the treatise’s long-standing tradition of serving as
a useful and trusted one-volume addition to any judge or lawyer’s legal
David A. Schlueter is the
Hardy Chair Emeritus and Professor of Law
at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Professor
Schlueter teaches evidence, trial advocacy, and constitutional law and has
served as both a criminal trial and appellate counsel. He has authored,
co-authored, or edited thirteen books on procedure and evidence. His writings
are regularly cited by state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of
the United States, and legal commentators. Before joining the faculty at St.
Mary's in 1983, he served on active duty as an Army JAGC and for two years as
legal counsel for the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a fellow in the
American Law Institute and a Life Fellow in the American Bar Foundation and the
Texas Bar Foundation. From 1988 until 2005, he served as the Reporter for the
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Advisory Committee.
Jonathan D. Schlueter is
Senior Business Counsel for Zachry Construction Corporation, San Antonio,
Texas. Before taking that position he was a shareholder at the San Antonio
based law firm of Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated, where he represented
commercial business clients in a myriad of litigation matters with an emphasis
on construction law, real estate law and complex commercial litigation. Before
joining Cox Smith, he was the Senior Executive Editor for the Baylor Law Review
and clerked for Judge Sandee Brian Marion of the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Texas
Construction Law Section, San Antonio Bar Association, and a former Chair of
the Construction Law Section for the San Antonio Bar Association, as well as
former Chair of the Education Committee for the San Antonio Chapter of the
Associated General Contractors of America.
"This book has the rare quality in that it can be read and appreciated at several levels of thought. The busy lawyer or judge can handily find the rule that he or she needs by thumbing through the book while a witness is testifying .... Throughout the book the authors have added some other helpful ingredients. They alert the reader to problems that may be lurking in a rule, and they suggest other effective uses of a rule. They also point readers to the relationship that exists between rules that might appear unconnected in theory or practice. The writers also do a good job of demystifying the rules. They present the rules in an understandable way that makes sense."
--Jack Pope, Former Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court
"This discussion should be required pretrial reading for every judge and lawyer, no matter how seasoned. Thus, the legal profession in Texas is fortunate indeed to have this in-depth, yet practical text. Don't go to court without one."
--John F. Onion, Jr., Former Presiding Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
"The Texas Rules of Evidence Manual is a one-volume, hard-bound text that presents a comprehensive analysis and discussion of Texas Rules of Evidence for use by the Texas bench and bar...The book is substantially useful to legal practitioners whether in or out of court and in connection with both civil and criminal cases. It is relatively compact, a feature making it easy to carry to court, and, while designed to be a quick reference, is nevertheless sufficiently comprehensive to make it a useful tool for legal research on evidentiary matters, at least as a starting point."
--Don Rogers, Assistant District Attorney Appellate Division, Harris County District Attorney's Office. [The Houston Lawyer, 44:4]