Date & Time: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Program Fee: $35
This Program is Online Only
Hon. Kathe M. Tuttman, Superior Court
Hon. Kenneth Salinger, Superior Court
Hon. Paul D. Wilson, Superior Court
In early, 2020, the Superior Court formed the Model Jury Instructions Committee to create official, plain language civil and criminal jury instructions for use in the Superior Court. The Superior Court has recently published a set of Guidelines for drafting plain language instructions; templates for civil and criminal empanelment with both individual and panel voir dire options; templates for civil and criminal pre-charges; and templates for civil and criminal final instructions, as well as instructions for general negligence and contract claims and defenses. Additional instructions will be published in the near future. This program is an excellent opportunity to learn about the new jury instructions from the judges who authored them.
- Overview of Guidelines and civil empanelment , pre-charge and final scripts
- Overview of civil instructions published to date, and what is to come, including special verdict forms
- Panel discussion on how practitioners can effectively use the instructions
- Q and A
The jury instructions are available at: https://www.mass.gov/guides/superior-court-model-jury-instructions . The Superior Court welcomes input from practitioners regarding the instructions. Information about how to comment may be found on the website.
A CLE program on the Superior Court Model Criminal Jury Instructions will be held in Fall of 2021.
Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito by email at email@example.com. Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. Most downloads include print material and are $19.95 each. This product purchase is separate from CLE registration and is not included in the price of a CLE registration. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended.