The guidelines given by the judge at the beginning and end of a trial that explain what the law in the case is and how the jurors should evaluate the evidence.(See also admonition to jury, instructions to jury.)
Jury instructions tell the jury what the laws are that govern a particular case. Jury instructions include defining the elements of the charge offense defining the burden of proof. Each attorney gives the judge a set of proposed jury instructions. The judge considers each instruction and gives the ones that properly states the law that applies to the case. The jurors must accept and follow the law as instructed by the judge.
The judge reads instructions to the jury. These instructions explain the law which the jury must apply to the case.
instructions given by the judge to the jury after all the evidence in a case has been presented, either before or after closing arguments, and before the jury begins deliberations. The instructions cover such matters as the responsibilities of the jurors, how the jurors are to go about deciding the case, and the law applicable to the case.
The judge gives the jury instructions at the beginning of the trial, before deliberations, and at the end of the trial. Instructions at the beginning of the trial usually include rules for juror conduct. Instructions before deliberations outline the law that the jury must apply in determining the facts and deciding the verdict; the judge may give those instruction before or after final argument. At the end of trial, the court may give some final guidelines about what jurors may discuss with others, what they need not discuss if they choose not to, information about debriefing sessions for jurors in emotionally difficult cases. Judges frequently meet with juries after trial to get feedback about jury service and about what the judge, lawyers, and jury coordinator can do to improve jury service for future jurors.
Instructions given by the judge to the jury about laws and other information the jury must consider while making its decision.
Instructions that the judge gives the jury right before they decide a case. They tell the jury what laws apply to that particular case.
After all the evidence is in, and the lawyers have made their arguments, the judge outlines the questions to be decided and states the issues the jury must decide. The judge outlines the rules of law which must guide the juries deliberations.
The way in which the court informs the jury of the rules of law that control their decision. The instructions are usually read to the jury.
A direction given by the judge to the jury concerning the law of the case; a statement made by the judge to the jury informing them of the law applicable to the case in general or some aspect of it; an exposition or the rules or principles of law applicable to the case or some branch or phase of it, which the jury are bound to accept and apply.
The instructions that the judge reads to the jury to explain the law that applies to your case. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 51.
A judge's directions to the jury before it begins deliberations regarding the factual questions it must answer and the legal rules that it must apply.
directions given by the judge to the jury
The judge's written directions to a jury concerning the laws pertinent to the case under consideration. A set of jury instructions is given to the jury just prior to its deliberations.
Jury instructions are the set of legal rules that jurors must follow when the jury is deciding a civil or criminal case. Jury instructions are given to the jury by the judge, who usually reads them aloud to the jury. They are often the subject of discussion by attorneys on both sides in the case and the judge in order to make sure their interests are represented and nothing prejudicial is said.