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Jury Instructions Research Guide: District of Columbia Court

Jury instructions are directions from the judge to the jury regarding the applicable law specific to the case being tried. They serve as a guide to assist the jurors in understanding the legal and factual issues and in reaching a verdict.

Finding Jury Instructions

Find instructions using these databases. Access is restricted and requires individual username and password.

Bloomberg Law - Choose Litigation → Dockets Tab → Litigation Resources → Other Court Materials → Federal and State Jury Instructions


LexisAdvance - Choose Browse → Sources by Category → Jury Instructions


Westlaw - Choose All Content → Secondary Sources → Jury Instructions


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District of Columbia Circuit

Jury instructions for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit are published in Standardized Civil Jury Instructions for the District of Columbia and Criminal Jury Instructions for the District of Columbia. Both titles are published by Matthew Bender and can be found online on Lexis. Access to Lexis is restricted to faculty and students of Marquette University Law School through individual usernames and passwords.