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Survey Article


This year represents only the second full survey period in which the "new" Georgia Evidence Code, Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) title 24, takes effect. These new rules took effect on January 1, 2013. The rules conform in large part to the Federal Rules of Evidence and continue to change the face of evidence law in Georgia. This Survey highlights cases decided by the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015 that have made an impact on evidence law in Georgia. This year's Article provides insight into the courts' findings, particularly regarding similar transaction evidence and multiple varieties of hearsay exceptions. Changes evidenced by new case law are outlined below and organized by topic.

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