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Jury Instructions: The Final Charge

Jury Instructions: The Final Charge

Learn to write clear and comprehensive jury instructions that get your theories in front of the jury and help obtain the best possible outcomes for your clients.


Welcome to Jury Instructions: The Final Charge!

When we say jury instructions, we’re not talking about the judge’s miscellaneous admonitions to jurors, throughout trial, concerning evidence and other matters. Rather, we mean the final charge that the judge delivers to the jurors after trial, but before deliberations. This is when the judge instructs the jury concerning the issues and law. With this in mind, we’ll use the terms charge and instructions interchangeably.

The jury charge’s...