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The survey period saw a large number of cases raising significant evidentiary issues. Two areas in particular should be noted and are discussed in detail below. First, criminal lawyers should be aware of the supreme court's reinterpretation of Cuzzort v. State, a landmark decision creating a broad exception to the hearsay rule for prior consistent statements. Second, all trial lawyers should be aware that the court of appeals continues to flirt with the idea of requiring parties to tender expert witnesses to the court for certification that they are, in fact, qualified to render expert testimony. As in past evidence surveys, this year's discussion of evidence decisions will be organized in the format of the Federal Rules of Evidence

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