© D.L. Crumbley
Source: Ballentine’s Law Dictionary
Sufficient Relevant Data
A practioner needs to base his or her conclusions and judgments on sufficient relevant data.
Ballentine’s Law Dictionary defines evidence as follows:
The means by which any matter of fact, the truth of which is submitted to investigation, may be established or disproved. That which demonstrates, makes clear, or ascertains the truth of the very fact or point in issue, either on the one side or the other.
The law of evidence embraces those rules which determine what testimony is to be admitted or rejected in the trial of a civil action, or a criminal prosecution, and what weight is given to evidence which is admitted.