Evidence in Florida


By The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education

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Evidence in Florida offers a practical, contemporary approach to the law of evidence. Experienced practitioners, judges, and law professors share their expertise in all aspects of the gathering and presentation of evidence in Florida courts.

The updated and expanded 9th Edition includes two new chapters:

  • "Electronic Evidence," an introduction to the evidentiary possibilities and pitfalls of electronically stored information (ESI), with detailed discussion of ESI's attendant admissibility, authenticity, and hearsay issues; and
  • "Evidentiary Trial Issues," a cogent discussion of exhibits, discovery, demonstrative aids, authoritative literature at trial, and judicial estoppels, including a detailed discussion of business records as evidence

    Other highlights include:

  • New discussion of the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision on forensic testing and the Confrontation Clause in Williams v. Illinois
  • Updated chapters on judicial notice, relevancy, privileges, hearsay, real and demonstrative evidence, expert testimony, and more
  • The complete Florida Evidence Code and the original Sponsors' Notes drafted by Professor Charles W. Ehrhardt, as reporter for the evidence code project of the Florida Law Revision Council
  • Evidence in Florida