Jury Instructions

Criminal

The District of Rhode Island maintains a database containing the jury instructions given by the Judges of this Court in criminal cases since 2005. This database can be searched through: (1) a table that sorts the jury instructions by subject, U.S. Code section, or 1st Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions reference; (2) a table that lists the jury instructions in reverse chronological order; or (3) a page that enables word searches of the jury instructions database.

Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions for the District Courts of the First Circuit

Criminal Jury Instructions Index Tables

General Jury Instructions
The following jury instructions are “general” jury instructions common to every criminal case. This table only includes a judge’s most recent instruction on a particular “general” topic.
Specific Jury Instructions
The following jury instructions are “specific” to certain types of criminal cases. This table can be searched by U.S. Code section, Topic, or First Circuit Pattern Jury Instruction Number (if applicable), and contains all of the cases where this “specific” instruction was given over the last five years (or longer if no charge was given in the last five years).

List of Current Criminal Jury Instructions

Search All Criminal Jury Instructions

Search the United States Code

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Civil

The District of Rhode Island maintains a database containing the jury instructions given by the Judges of this Court in civil cases since 2005. This database can be searched through: (1) a table that sorts the jury instructions by subject; (2) a table that lists the jury instructions in reverse chronological order; or (3) a page that enables keyword searches of the jury instructions database.

Civil Jury Instructions Index Tables

General Jury Instructions
The following jury instructions are “general” jury instructions common to every civil case. This table only includes a judge’s most recent instruction on a particular “general” topic.
Specific Jury Instructions
The following jury instructions are “specific” to certain types of civil cases. This table can be searched Topic, and contains all of the cases where this “specific” instruction was given over the last five years (or longer if no charge was given in the last five years).
Jury Instructions - Intellectual Property Section
The following jury instructions are specific to intellectual property cases. This table can be searched by Topic, and contains all of the cases where this instruction was given over the last five years (or longer if no charge was given in the last five years).

List of Current Civil Jury Instructions

Search All Civil Jury Instructions

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