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Rule 602. ?Need for Personal Knowledge.


A witness may testify to a matter only if evidence is introducedsufficient to support a finding that the witness has personal knowledge of thematter. Evidence to prove personal knowledge may consist of the witness?s owntestimony. This rule does not apply to a witness?s expert testimony under Rule 703.



2011 Advisory CommitteeNote.  The language of this rulehas been amended as part of the restyling of the Evidence Rules to make themmore easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughoutthe rules. These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intentto change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility. This rule is thefederal rule, verbatim.


Original AdvisoryCommittee Note.  This rule is the federal rule, verbatim, and embodies thesubstance of Rule 10, Utah Rules of Evidence (1971).