State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® has updated its best-selling Evidence Handbook – the on-the-spot reference designed for Wisconsin attorneys in the heat of trial.
Sept. 5, 2012 – Hearsay. Relevance. Privilege. Trial attorneys are well familiar with these and other evidentiary concepts. But being able to cite exact rule numbers and relevant case law during the stress of trial is a different matter. That’s why Wisconsin trial attorneys have come to rely on State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE’s best-selling Wisconsin Rules of Evidence: A Courtroom Handbook, newly supplemented for 2012.
A ‘Courtoom’ Handbook
Designed for trial use and available in both print and online via Books UnBound®, the Evidence Handbook is an on-the-spot reference to the Wisconsin Rules of Evidence. The book’s topical guide, a unique feature placed in the center of the print book, clearly identifies the chapters where readers can find specific rules. An index, a table of cases, and top tabs with topical headings help attorneys quickly locate relevant evidentiary rules and cases. The Evidence Handbook covers every section of the Wisconsin Rules of Evidence, providing the full text of each, along with the complete corresponding Judicial Council Committee Notes. The Handbook’s authors – the Hon. Thomas H. Barland (reserve judge) of Eau Claire and attorney Michael J. Brose of New Richmond – have written succinct case annotations that accompany the evidence rules and Authors’ Notes highlighting specific evidentiary issues, related statutes, and Supreme Court Rules.
Updated for 2012
For the 2012 supplement, the authors have identified and annotated the most significant evidence-related cases decided since publication of the 2011 supplement to the book, decisions in which Wisconsin’s appellate courts have refined their interpretation of the rules of evidence governing matters such as judicial notice, authentication, and “other acts” evidence. The 2012 supplement also updates the text of the Wisconsin Rules of Evidence to reflect all amendments through the 2011 - 12 regular session of the Wisconsin Legislature.
The Evidence Handbook is available in print to members for $179 and $229 for nonmembers, plus tax and shipping. Subscribers to the Bar’s automatic supplementation service will receive future updates at a discount off the regular price. Annual subscriptions to Books UnBound start at $149 per title and $649 for the full library (single-user prices; call for law-firm pricing). To order or for more information, visit the WisBar Marketplace or call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788 or (608) 257-3838.