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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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State Jury Instructions
Most states have official jury instructions and many states post their jury instructions online on state court websites. Links to some state jury instructions are compiled in articles titled "Reference from Coast to Coast" on LLRX.com. In addition, commercial databases include state jury instructions. Fastcase includes some states' jury instructions, including Wisconsin's, in its database. Jury instructions for many states are available on BloombergLaw, Lexis and Westlaw. Access to these databases is restricted to faculty and students of Marquette University Law School through individual usernames and passwords.
Resources for finding states' jury instructions are listed below. In addition, jury instructions for specific states can be found in the boxes below. Click on the Wisconsin tab in this research guide for information about Wisconsin Jury Instructions.
Accurately Instructed in the Law: Finding State Jury Instructions by
Publication Date: November 2015
Includes tables identifying jury instruction titles by state along with their availability on the web, Bloomberg Law, Casemaker, Fastcase, Lexis and Westlaw. (94 Mich. B.J. 48 (2015))
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Federal Evidence Review: Selected State Jury Instructions (Online)
Links to jury instructions for the following states are provided: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia.
National Center for State Courts: Jury Management State Links (Online)
The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) website provides links to jury instructions for 24 states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.
California Jury Instructions
Illinois Jury Instructions
Michigan Jury Instructions
New York Jury Instructions