Texas Evidentiary Foundations


By David A. Schlueter

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Packed with proven trial techniques, this accessible manual will help you prepare for every evidentiary challenge you may face at trial.

Texas Evidentiary Foundationsis the ideal one-volume guide for overcoming common, and not-so-common, evidentiary problems in the courtroom. This accessible and popular manual shows you how to frame predicate questions to gain admission or exclusion of specific types of evidence and includes a list of the foundational elements and examples of specific lines of questioning for establishing these elements. Each foundation is accompanied by a clear explanation of the supporting principles of Texas evidence law. Packed with proven trial techniques,Texas Evidentiary Foundationswill help you prepare for every evidentiary challenge you may face at trial.

The new Fourth Edition includes, among other things:

  • New foundation for admitting a printout from a social media website.
  • New foundation for impeaching a witness by omission or silence based on a previous statement (or lack of a previous statement).
  • New coverage of introducing exhibits and evidence using courtroom technology.
  • Updated discussion on case law relating to the impact of the 6th Amendment confrontation clause on the admissibility of "testimonial hearsay" in criminal cases.
  • Texas Evidentiary Foundations