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Texas Rules of Evidence - Table of Contents


Effective June 1, 2020

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Rule 101. Title, Scope, and Applicability of the Rules; Definitions

Rule 102. Purpose Rule 103. Rulings on Evidence Rule 104. Preliminary Questions Rule 105. Evidence That Is Not Admissible Against Other Parties or for Other Purposes

Rule 106. Remainder of or Related Writings or Recorded Statements Rule 107. Rule of Optional Completeness ARTICLE II. JUDICIAL NOTICE

Rule 201. Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts

Rule 202. Judicial Notice of Other States’ Law

Rule 203. Determining Foreign Law

Rule 204. Judicial Notice of Texas Municipal and County Ordinances, Texas Register Contents, and Published Agency


Rule 301. [No Rules Adopted at This Time]


Rule 401. Test for Relevant Evidence Rule 402. General Admissibility of Relevant Evidence Rule 403. Excluding Relevant Evidence for Prejudice, Confusion, or Other Reasons

Rule 404. Character Evidence; Crimes or Other Acts Rule 405. Methods of Proving Character

Rule 406. Habit; Routine Practice Rule 407. Subsequent Remedial Measures; Notification of Defect

Rule 408. Compromise Offers and Negotiations Rule 409. Offers to Pay Medical and Similar Expenses

Rule 410. Pleas, Plea Discussions, and Related Statements

Rule 411. Liability Insurance Rule 412. Evidence of Previous Sexual Conduct in Criminal Cases ARTICLE V. PRIVILEGES

Rule 501. Privileges in General Rule 502. Required Reports Privileged By Statute

Rule 503. Lawyer–Client Privilege Rule 504. Spousal Privileges Rule 505. Privilege For Communications to a Clergy Member

Rule 506. Political Vote Privilege Rule 507. Trade Secrets Privilege

Rule 508. Informer’s Identity Privilege

Rule 509. Physician–Patient Privilege

Rule 510. Mental Health Information Privilege in Civil Cases

Rule 511. Waiver by Voluntary Disclosure Rule 512. Privileged Matter Disclosed Under Compulsion or Without Opportunity to Claim Privilege Rule 513. Comment On or Inference From a Privilege Claim; Instruction ARTICLE VI. WITNESSES

Rule 601. Competency to Testify in General; “Dead Man’s Rule”

Rule 602. Need for Personal Knowledge Rule 603. Oath or Affirmation to Testify Truthfully

Rule 604. Interpreter Rule 605. Judge’s Competency as a Witness

Rule 606. Juror’s Competency as a Witness

Rule 607. Who May Impeach a Witness Rule 608. A Witness’s Character for Truthfulness or Untruthfulness

Rule 609. Impeachment by Evidence of a Criminal Conviction

Rule 610. Religious Beliefs or Opinions Rule 611. Mode and Order of Examining Witnesses and Presenting Evidence

Rule 612. Writing Used to Refresh a Witness’s Memory Rule 613. Witness’s Prior Statement and Bias or Interest

Rule 614. Excluding Witnesses Rule 615. Producing a Witness’s Statement in Criminal Cases ARTICLE VII. OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY

Rule 701. Opinion Testimony by Lay Witnesses

Rule 702. Testimony by Expert Witnesses Rule 703. Bases of an Expert’s Opinion Testimony

Rule 704. Opinion on an Ultimate Issue Rule 705. Disclosing the Underlying Facts or Data and Examining an Expert About Them Rule 706. Audit in Civil Cases ARTICLE VIII. HEARSAY

Rule 801. Definitions That Apply to This Article; Exclusions from Hearsay

Rule 802. The Rule Against Hearsay Rule 803. Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay—Regardless of Whether the Declarant Is Available as a Witness Rule 804. Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay—When the Declarant Is Unavailable as a Witness Rule 805. Hearsay Within Hearsay Rule 806. Attacking and Supporting the Declarant’s Credibility ARTICLE IX. AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION

Rule 901. Authenticating or Identifying Evidence

Rule 902. Evidence That Is Self-Authenticating

Rule 903. Subscribing Witness’s Testimony


Rule 1001. Definitions That Apply to This Article

Rule 1002. Requirement of the Original

Rule 1003. Admissibility of Duplicates

Rule 1004. Admissibility of Other Evidence of Content

Rule 1005. Copies of Public Records to Prove Content

Rule 1006. Summaries to Prove Content

Rule 1007. Testimony or Statement of a Party to Prove Content

Rule 1008. Functions of the Court and Jury

Rule 1009. Translating a Foreign Language Document

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