Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Washington Pattern Jury Instructions

For the past year, the Washington Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions has contracted with Thomson West to make the Washington Pattern Jury Instructions available at a free public website .This pilot project was scheduled to end in April, 2009, but has been extended for another year.

The public website, maintained by Thomson West, contains the text of all instructions, Notes on Use, and Comments. Users navigate through tables of contents for the Civil Jury Instructions (also found in volumes 6 and 6A of Washington Practice) and Criminal Jury Instructions (also found in volumes 11 and 11A of Washington Practice). Search is not available.

More information, including a link for subscribing to an email alert for revisions to the instructions, is found at the Court’s website.

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