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Rule 602. Need for Personal Knowledge


A witness may testify to a matter onlyif evidence is introduced sufficient to support a finding that the witness haspersonal knowledge of the matter. Evidence to prove personal knowledge may consistof the witnessís own testimony. This rule does not apply to a witnessís experttestimony under Rule 703.



2011 Advisory Committee Note. Ė The language of this rule has beenamended as part of the restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easilyunderstood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules.These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to changeany result in any ruling on evidence admissibility. This rule is the federalrule, verbatim.




This rule isthe federal rule, verbatim, and embodies the substance of Rule 10, Utah Rulesof Evidence (1971).