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Rule 615. ?Excluding Witnesses.

 

At aparty?s request, the court must order witnesses excluded so that they cannothear other witnesses? testimony. Or the court may do so onits own. But this rule does not authorize excluding:

 

(a)      aparty who is a natural person;

 

(b)      anofficer or employee of a party that is not a natural person, after beingdesignated as the party?s representative by its attorney;

 

(c)      aperson whose presence a party shows to be essential to presenting the party?sclaim or defense;

 

(d)      avictim in a criminal or juvenile delinquency proceeding where the prosecutoragrees with the victim's presence;

 

(e)      avictim counselor while the victim is present unless the defendant establishesthat the counselor is a material witness in that criminal or juveniledelinquency proceeding; or

 

(f)       aperson authorized by statute to be present.

 

 

2011 Advisory Committee Note. ?The language of this rule has been amended as part of therestyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easily understood and to makestyle and terminology consistent throughout the rules. These changes areintended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in anyruling on evidence admissibility.