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URE Rule 703 (Rules of Evidence)

 

Rule 703. Bases of an Expert's Opinion Testimony.
Rule printed on October 3, 2022 at 2:20 pm. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 11/1/2009

An expert may base an opinion on facts or data in the case that the expert has been made aware of or personally observed. If experts in the particular field would reasonably rely on those kinds of facts or data in forming an opinion on the subject, they need not be admissible for the opinion to be admitted. But if the facts or data would otherwise be inadmissible, the proponent of the opinion may disclose them to the jury only if their probative value in helping the jury evaluate the opinion substantially outweighs their prejudicial effect.


2011 Advisory Committee Note. The language of this rule has been amended as part of the restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easily understood and to make class and terminology consistent throughout the rules. These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility. This rule is the federal rule, verbatim.

Original Advisory Committee Note. This rule is the federal rule, verbatim. The 2009 amendment adopts changes made to Federal Rule of Evidence 703 effective December 1, 2000.


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