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E-Z Rules for the Federal Rules of Evidence

2010-2011 Edition

Jack S. Ezon, Esq.

Co-author of E-Z Rules for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, E-Z Rules for The Bankruptcy Code, E-Z Rules for UCC Article 2, and E-Z Rules for Negotiable Instruments, all published by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.

Jeffrey S. Dweck, Esq.

Co-author of E-Z Rules for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, E-Z Rules for The Bankruptcy Code, E-Z Rules for UCC Article 2, and E-Z Rules for Negotiable Instruments, all published by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.

2011. 160 pages. ISBN: 978-0-4548-0249-5


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About the Book

USING E-Z RULES FOR THE FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE

Why E-Z Rules?

Welcome to E-Z Rules: A new way of presenting rules and laws, designed to put the "ease" into legalese!

E-Z Rules translates the confusing statutory language of the Federal Rules into plain and simple English. E-Z Rules gives you quick access to the important information you need, without the unnecessary strain of dissecting long, monotonous statutory texts. And remember, E-Z Rules does this without excluding any key points of the actual rule or statute!

How Is It Organized?

E-Z Rules is easy to use. It has been carefully tailored to meet the needs of both the law student and today's active law firm.

The E-Z Rules for the Federal Rules of Evidence begins with the Roadmap to the Federal Rules of Evidence to the key topics of (1) the admissibility of relevant evidence, (2) the competency of the person giving evidence, and (3) authentication. With its Overview, Relevant Rules, and actual Federal Rules of Evidence in E-Z Rules format, the Roadmap will help you quickly grasp the concepts of the featured key topics.

Following the Roadmap are the actual Federal Rules of Evidence (with Committee Notes) - again, in E-Z Rules format.

What Is the E-Z Rules Format?

  • E-Z Rules is laid out so that the entire substance of a rule or statute can be grasped at a single glance.
  • Rules are boldly titled for quick spotting.
  • Key words and phrases are emphasized with either bold, italic, or underline. All defined terms are enclosed in quotation marks so as to alert the reader that the term has a definition provided by the Rules. This not only helps in making the Rules easier to understand, but has been proved to help the user focus on pivotal words or phrases that may otherwise go unnoticed. In addition, certain words have been abbreviated in order to facilitate quick referencing and easier reading.
  • All rules follow the format of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Where the actual subsection of the rule is used, it is enclosed within parentheses "()." All other numbers and letters are produced by E-Z Rules and, therefore, should not be cited to when discussing a rule.
  • E-Z Rules numbering, lettering, and "bullets" have been added in addition to the official subsections found in the actual code in order to make the substance more comprehensive.

E-Z RULES gives you quick access to the important information you need:

  • An introductory Roadmap for a complete overview of how the rules or statutes apply in practice.
  • The substance of the rule or statute can be grasped at a glance.
  • The title of the rule or statute is presented in bold for quick spotting.
  • The organization of the rules or statutes follows the format of your supplement for easy cross-referencing.
  • E-Z RULES bullets, added to the official sub-sections, list important ramifications of the rule or code in plain English.
  • Key words and phrases are highlighted to alert the reader.

Note: E-Z Rules is not a substitute for the actual text of the Federal Rules and should not be quoted or cited to. E-Z Rules is meant to be used as a quick reference and guide to understanding the Federal Rules of Evidence and cannot completely replace it. In addition, the Overview for each section of the Roadmap to the Federal Rules is not meant to be a comprehensive teaching tool. It is merely meant to remind you of certain key points.