An Introduction to the Rules of Evidence Applicable to Collection Cases in Maryland Trial Courts
17 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2010 Last revised: 13 Jul 2010
Date Written: July 30, 2002
This paper was prepared as a handout for a CLE presentation in July of 2002. The paper deals with the following: Why Do We Need Rules of Evidence, Anyway?; Respective Roles of the Judge and the Jury; Relevance Requirement; Authentication: A Subcategory of Relevance; The “Best Evidence Rule”: Rules 5-1001 through 5-1008; Hearsay: General Framework. These questions and concepts are explained in detail, with relevant code and rule references, and with examples where appropriate.
Keywords: Maryland, Rules of Evidence, Collection Cases, Trial Courts, Relevance Requirement, Authentication, Best Evidence Rule, Hearsay
JEL Classification: K19, K29, K39, K49
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