Lawyers and Lawsuits


What are jury instructions?

One of the most important aspects of a case are when the judge instructs the jury. The judge reads a long document created by the judge with input from attorneys on each side that explains the various legal concepts in the case, the jurors’ obligations and other issues.

The judge will have a standard jury instructions form for a particular type of case (auto accident case) but then will ask the attorneys if they want to submit proposed jury instructions. The judge then decides whether to accept the attorney’s proposed jury instructions.


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