Practical Law Glossary Item 3-501-6612 (Approx. 2 pages)
Clear and Convincing Evidence
The standard of proof that requires the party with the burden of proof to demonstrate that an allegation or argument is far more likely to be true than false. This standard of proof is greater than the preponderance of the evidence standard commonly used to prove civil liability, but less than the beyond a reasonable doubt standard commonly used to prove criminal liability.