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LAWGuide to NY Evidence Objective

The objective of this Guide, as set forth in Rule 1.01,"is to bring together in one document, for the benefit of the bench and bar, New York's existing rules of evidence, setting forth each rule with a note on the sources for that rule.  Given that most of New York's evidentiary rules are not codified and that the New York Court of Appeals provides the controlling interpretation of the New York State constitution, statutes and common law, this Guide places particular emphasis on and adheres to the controlling precedents of the New York Court of Appeals. Finally, the rules of evidence set forth in this Guide are not intended to alter the existing law of New York evidence and shall not be construed as doing so or as precluding a change in the law."

The Committee wishes to acknowledge, with thanks, the editorial assistance of State Reporter Cara J. Brousseau, former State Reporter William J. Hooks, and the members of the Law Reporting Bureau.


New York Unified Court System Guide To NY Evidence Committee

Hon. William C. Donnino*
Hon. Susan Phillips Read*

Professor Michael J. Hutter
Albany Law School

Eric Washer, Esq.

Hon. Lucy Billings*
Hon. John Brunetti*
Hon. Fernando Camacho
Hon. Mark Cohen*
Hon. Daniel Conviser
Hon. Thomas Franczyk
Hon. Bernard Fried*
Hon. Judith Gische*
Hon. Teresa Johnson*
Hon. Barry Kamins*
Hon. John Leventhal*
Hon. Martin Marcus*
Hon. Mary Work*


* Retired

Former Members

Hon. Felix Catena
Hon. Robert Miller