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Jury instructions identify the basic elements of civil claims, criminal charges, instructionw defenses, with accompanying citations to relevant cases, statutes, and secondary sources including forms.
Most courts publish official jury instructions, also called model or pattern jury instructions. These instructions provide you with valuable insight into the courts’ view of the law but do not cover every scenario and typically need to be modified to fit the facts of the specific case. Both Lexis and Westlaw provide treatises with guidance on modifying instructions, unofficial model instructions for specific scenarios, and databases of jury instructions from real cases.
Both Matthew Bender Lexis and West Calcriim publish treatises that provide guidance on adapting the model instructions for use in real cases.
Most federal circuits, including the Ninth Circuit, produce optional model or pattern jury instructions. Both Matthew Bender Lexis and West Westlaw publish treatises that include the full text of the model or pattern jury instructions, with extensive guidance on adapting them cakcrim use in real cases.
Bender also produces a series of jury instructions on specific topics, available on Lexis. LLRX and the Seventh Circuit law library have compiled directories of free, official jury instructions available online. Additionally, Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg all provide access to official and unofficial jury instructions from multiple states and federal circuits. Search this Guide Search. Understanding Jury Instructions Jury instructions identify the basic elements of civil claims, criminal charges, and defenses, with accompanying citations to relevant cases, statutes, and secondary sources including forms.
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They can help you: Understand the basic elements and find the underlying law. Set out the basic elements of a case or defense in a complaint, demurrer, or other pleading. And, of course, instruct a jury. California Jury Instructions California has two major sets of model jury instructions.
Official California civil jury instructions. Official California criminal jury instructions. Unofficial California civil jury instructions. Unofficial California criminal jury instructions. California Forms of Jury Instruction This link opens in a new window. Official CACI civil jury instructions, plus unofficial suggested jury instructions and verdict forms for scenarios not covered by the official instructions.
Companion handbook to the official CACI civil jury instructions, with guidance on applying jury instructions in real cases. California State Jury Instruction Filings. Lexis database of jury instructions filed in real California state court cases.
Westlaw database of jury instructions filed in real state and federal civil cases.
Judicial Council of California Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM)
Federal Jury Instructions Calcirm federal circuits, including the Ninth Circuit, produce optional model or pattern jury instructions. Guidance on adapting model federal jury instructions for use in real cases. Includes the full text of the Ninth Circuit Model Jury Instructions and model and pattern jury instructions for other circuits. Federal Jury Practice and Instructions.
Civil Companion Handbook This link opens in a new window. Examples of model federal jury instructions adapted for real cases.
California Jury Instructions
Each example provides the factual background and materials from the case, along with the full text of the actual jury instructions used in the case. Criminal Companion Handbook This link opens in a new window. Multi-jurisdictional Jury Instructions Several publishers offer model jury instructions for specific practice areas. Last updated in print; Current on Westlaw. Over 44, forms, arranged alphabetically by topic, including sample jury instructions. Jury Instructions on Products Liability This link opens in a new window.
Jury Instructions on Medical Issues This link opens in a new window. Jury Instructions in Real Estate Litigation.
Jury Instructions on Damages in Tort Actions. Jury Instructions in Intellectual Property Cases. Jury Instructions in Commercial Litigation This link opens in caocrim new window. Jury Instructions in Automobile Accidents This link opens in a new window.
Reference calxrim Coast to Coast: LLRX index to state jury instructions available online, last updated Federal Pattern Jury Instructions. Index to federal circuit and district jury instructions available for free online, maintained by the Seventh Circuit library. Oct 26,