Survey: 2017 Developments in Indiana Evidentiary Practice

Colin E. Flora
Associate Attorney, Pavlack Law, LLC

In the summer of 1993, the Indiana Supreme Court set aside more than a century of common-law evidentiary practice in favor of the Indiana Rules of Evidence. Although a handful of uniquely common-law practices managed to survive, the survey period reminds that many of the once deeply ingrained aspects of common law are confined to history. The focus of this survey is upon developments in Indiana’s evidence law spanning the period from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. In keeping with the consistent practice of this survey since the 1996 installment, the topics for discussion shall be addressed in the same order as the Indiana Rules of Evidence. [Read entire article here]