Proposed civil jury instruction amendment

first_img Proposed civil jury instruction amendment The Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases proposes the following new instruction. After reviewing the comments received in response to this publication, the committee may submit its proposal to the Florida Supreme Court. Send all comments to Scott Makar, Committee Chair, Office of General Counsel, City of Jacksonville, 117 West Duval Street, Suite 480, Jacksonville 32202. You can e-mail your comments to him at [email protected] or fax them to (904) 630-1316. Your comments must be received by February 15 to ensure that they are considered by the committee . 1.9 Talking to a Witness. It is not improper for a witness to talk to a lawyer about what the witness would say if called to testify. The witness should not be discredited by talking to a lawyer about [his] [her] testimony. Note on Use The committee recommends that this instruction be given when the issue arises or as part of closing instructions. This instruction should not be used to limit legitimate cross-examination to show bias or prejudice of a witness. January 15, 2006 Regular News Proposed civil jury instruction amendmentlast_img