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How to Draft Civil Jury Instructions When a Model One Does Not Exist

Translate complex legal issues to plain English

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    Shouldn’t the last thing a jury hears before they deliberate be compelling, accurate, and easily understood? That is the goal of model jury instructions, but what do you do when a model does not exist? This program arms you with the tips and tools you need to craft instructions tailored to your particular case. Whether you need instructions for a novel issue or to fit unique facts, you learn techniques and tactics to get the winning language before the jury.

    What are the requirements for civil jury instructions? How and when do you properly present your instructions to the judge? How do you translate complex legal issues to plain English? These issues and many more are discussed in this one-hour program that will be helpful to all trial attorneys.

    Don’t risk losing the case you’ve been living with for years on improper or misunderstood instructions. This program is necessary to get ready for your next trial.

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    Vincent N. DePalo, Esq., Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo, LLP, Boston