Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Rules of Evidence Rules

Rule 101: Scope
Rule 102: Purpose and Construction
Rule 103: Rulings on Evidence.
Rule 104: Preliminary questions
Rule 105: Limited admissibility
Rule 106: Writings or recorded statements — Completeness.
Rule 201: Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts.
Rule 202: Judicial notice of law.
Rule 301: Reserved
Rule 401: Definition of "relevant evidence."
Rule 402: Relevant evidence generally admissible; irrelevant evidence inadmissible.
Rule 403: Exclusion of relevant evidence on grounds of prejudice, confusion, or waste of time.
Rule 404: Character Evidence Not Admissible to Prove Conduct; Exceptions; Other Crimes.
Rule 405: Methods of Proving Character.
Rule 406: Habit; routine practice.
Rule 407: Subsequent remedial measures.
Rule 408: Compromise and offers to compromise.
Rule 409: Payment of Medical and Similar Expenses.
Rule 409.1: Expressions of Sympathy or Benevolence.
Rule 410: Inadmissibility of Pleas, Plea Discussions, and Related Statements.
Rule 411: Liability insurance.
Rule 412: Sex Offense Cases; Relevance of Victim's Sexual Behavior.
Rule 501: Privileges Recognized Only as Provided.
Rule 502: Limitations on Waiver of Privileged Information or Work Product.
Rule 601: General rule of competency.
Rule 602: Lack of personal knowledge.
Rule 603: Oath or affirmation.
Rule 604: Interpreters.
Rule 605: Competency of judge as witness.
Rule 606: Competency of Juror as Witness.
Rule 607: Who may impeach?
Rule 608: Evidence of Character and Conduct of Witness.
Rule 609: Impeachment by Evidence of Conviction of Crime.
Rule 610: Religious beliefs or opinions.
Rule 611: Mode and Order of Interrogation and Presentation.
Rule 612: Writing used to refresh memory.
Rule 613: Prior Statements of Witnesses.
Rule 614: Calling and Interrogation of Witness by Court.
Rule 615: Exclusion of witnesses.
Rule 616: Impeachment by bias or prejudice.
Rule 617: Impeachment by impaired capacity.
Rule 618: Impeachment of expert by learned treatises.
Rule 701: Opinion Testimony by Lay Witnesses.
Rule 702: Testimony by Experts.
Rule 703: Bases of Opinion Testimony by Experts.
Rule 704: Opinion on ultimate issue.
Rule 705: Disclosure of facts or data underlying expert opinion.
Rule 706: Court-Appointed Experts.
Rule 801: Definitions.
Rule 802: Hearsay rule.
Rule 803: Hearsay Exceptions.
Rule 804: Hearsay Exceptions; Declarant Unavailable.
Rule 805: Hearsay within hearsay.
Rule 806: Attacking and supporting credibility of declarant.
Rule 901: Requirement of Authentication or Identification.
Rule 902: Self-Authentication.
Rule 903: Subscribing Witnesses' Testimony.
Rule 1001: Definitions.
Rule 1002: Requirement of original.
Rule 1003: Admissibility of duplicates.
Rule 1004: Admissibility of Other Evidence of Contents.
Rule 1005: Public records.
Rule 1006: Summaries.
Rule 1007: Testimony or written admission of party.
Rule 1008: Functions of court and jury.