Rule of Evidence 1006: Reasons to Summarize Your Evidence

July 30, 2019

Litigation is document driven — the more complex the case, the more voluminous the documents. Presenting a mountain of evidence to judges and juries, however, can pose real challenges when considering time constraints and even shorter attention spans. Fortunately, the rules of evidence provide litigators with a useful tool to overcome these hurdles. Texas Rule of Evidence 1006 allows parties to use summaries, charts, and calculations to prove the content of voluminous writings, recordings, or photographs that cannot be conveniently examined in court, and which are otherwise admissible.

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