On January 1, 2011, the new Illinois Rules of Evidence will go into effect.  In 2008, the Illinois Supreme Court, at the behest of then Chief Justice Fitzgerald,  formed a committee to codify the rules of evidence in Illinois. The rules are available on the Illinois Supreme Court’s Website.  In addition, you can go to former Appellate Court Justice Gino DiVito’s website and download his color coded and annotated guide to the new rules.   Justice DiVito was a  member of the committee that drafted the new rules and he only asks that you check his law firm’s website from time to time for updates.  Happy reading!

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  1. Bruce Mosbacher
    Posted December 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Good Beers are on me next year for the first Local 3315 member to produce a transcript with the following objection made by that APD and and this ruling.

    PD: Objection. Illinois Rule of Evidence 403. Waste of Time

    Court: Sustained

  2. stu
    Posted December 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    I have a standing offer of a good dinner with drinks for any PD and their partner who is able to get a mistrial declared when the jury is unable to select a foreperson.

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