LR 51. INSTRUCTIONS TO JURY (a) Jury Instructions and Note-Taking. The court allows jurors to take notes and provides written copies of instructions to each juror. Juror notes are destroyed at the end of trial. The copies of instructions provided to jurors are not preserved. (b) Jury Instructions. Each party shall file one cited and numbered copy of proposed instructions with the clerk in order to preserve the record. Each party shall also provide one cited and numbered copy and one un-cited, un-numbered and un-stapled copy of instructions to the court's Judicial Assistant for the judge's use. The parties shall provide a copy of their instructions on disk to the court's Judicial Assistant at the beginning of the trial. (1) Civil. Written instructions in civil cases shall be provided by the time of the pre-trial conference or five (5) judicial days prior to commencement of trial. (2) Criminal. Written instructions in criminal cases shall be provided two (2) judicial days prior to commencement of trial. Amended Effective September 1, 2013
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