Plain English jury instructions now available

The Indiana Model Civil Jury Instructions, which were prepared by the Civil Instructions Committee of the Indiana Judges
Association and are written in plain English, are now available. The instructions use the most simple and straightforward
way to express an idea to increase comprehension, compliance and satisfaction with the jury process.

It’s up to each judge to decide whether to use the plain English instructions. Currently the instructions are only
available to those with a subscription to LexisNexis online. Later this year, the instructions will be published in book format
available to Lexis subscribers and at select law libraries.

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