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California Law Revision Commission

-- Last revised 11/19/09 --

Review of California Evidence Code - Study K-200

    The Commission has commenced a review of the Evidence Code. The Commission has done work on hearsay issues and on issues relating to the role of judge and jury, but has not issued a tentative recommendation on either subject. The project is currently on hold.
    The Commission is assisted by Professor Miguel Méndez of U.C. Davis Law School. Prof. Méndez has prepared a background study for the Commission, consisting of nine parts:

(1) Hearsay and Its Exceptions (see 37 U.S.F. L. Rev. 351 (2003))

(2) Expert Testimony and the Opinion Rule (see 37 U.S.F. L. Rev. 411 (2003))

(3) The Role of Judge and Jury (see 37 U.S.F. L. Rev. 1003 (2003))

(4) Presumptions and Burden of Proof (see 38 U.S.F. L. Rev. 139 (2003))

(5) Witnesses (see 39 U.S.F. L. Rev. 455 (2003))

(6) Authentication and the Best and Secondary Evidence Rules (see 41 U.S.F. L. Rev. 1 (2006))

(7) Relevance: Definition and Limitations (see 42 U.S.F. L. Rev. 329 (2007))

(8) Judicial Notice (see 44 U.S.F. L. Rev. 141 (2009))

(9) General Provisions (see 44 U.S.F. L. Rev. 891 (2010))

    If you have questions or comments on the role of judge and jury, send email to Brian Hebert at If you have questions or comments on any other aspect of this study, including the hearsay issues, send email to Barbara Gaal at

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