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Jury Verdicts and Jury Instructions Research Guide

This guide provides sources to locate jury verdicts/settlements and jury instructions.

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Jury Instructions

The American Bar Association has published a number of books on model jury instructions by topical practice area, as shown below.

To find other books on jury instructions, search in the Library's catalog, Gulliver, for subjects: "Instructions to Juries (State)" or Instructions to Juries United States" for federal publications.

Both Lexis and Westlaw have a folder of databases on jury instructions. There is a lot of overlap, but check each service to see what's covered.

Lexis Jury Instructions
Westlaw: Jury instructions can be found by going to Secondary Sources link, then selecting jury selections from the options listed on the left side of the page.

Model Civil Jury Instructions by Federal Court

Model Criminal Jury Instructions by Federal Court

Web Jury Instructions

For a list of jury instructions on the web, consult Revisiting Jury Instructions: Jury Instructions Update (Jan Bissett & Margi Heinenon LLRX.com)