Uniform Rules of Evidence Act Law and Legal Definition

The Uniform Rules of Evidence was originally promulgated in 1974 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law (NCCUSL). There were extensive amendments in 1986 and a minor amendment in 1988. New amendments have been added in 1999 and 2005. The Uniform Rules of Evidence attempts to achieve uniformity of the law of evidence between all states. It also provides large scale unity between state rules of evidence and the federal rules of evidence. The primary object of the act is to simplify and codify the rules pertaining to what may be introduced in evidence in any civil or criminal trial in a court of law. It closely reflects the federal rules of evidence.

Many states in the U.S have adopted the Uniform Rules of Evidence.