in collaboration with the Colorado Supreme Court


Civil Jury Instructions


About Jury Instructions

  • These are read to the Jury before they decide the case.
  • The instructions explain the law.
  • The instructions also explain the Jury's duties.

How are they Helpful?

  • If you have a jury trial:
    • You will submit which instructions you want to be read.
    • These are a good starting point for that work. 
  • Explain the Law
    • They were written for non-lawyers.
    • They may help you better understand the law.
    • They help you plan what it takes to win the case.

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You may want to consider hiring a lawyer to do this part of the case for you. In the contact options below, select Find a Lawer to start that search. Or, you can search for a nearby clinic or legal aid organization. Take a look at the Event Calendar for classes and ask-a-lawyer events. Finally, try stopping by a nearby law library for help using legal resources.

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