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New Proposal: Invitation to Comment: Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions (CACI)

Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:28 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

Comments sought:

This e-mail is to inform you that a new proposal has been posted to the California Courts website, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.

The Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions has approved for posting for public comment proposed revisions and new instructions. The committee is very interested in your input.

The proposed changes and additions are available for viewing on the internet athttp://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm . Only these currently proposed changes and additions are being submitted for comment at this time. We will gladly accept other comments, but the committee will not be able to consider them until the next release cycle.

Our preferred way of receiving your comments is in a Word file attached to an e-mail sent tociviljuryinstructions@jud.ca.gov. However, you may also respond online. And we have also posted a comment form that you may use to comment on individual instruction or groups of instructions. Please do not comment by Reply All to this e-mail.

Comments by letter should be sent to: 

Mr. Eric Long, Attorney

Judicial Council of California

Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions

455 Golden Gate Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94102

The deadline for receiving comments is Monday, March 2, at 5:00 p.m.

All comments will be reviewed by the advisory committee, which will make recommendations to the Judicial Council's Rules and Projects Committee and then to the full council. Comments received will become part of the public record of the council's action.

When submitting comments, please:

*             Indicate whether you agree with the proposal, would agree with the proposal if it is modified, or do not agree with the proposal.

*             Clearly identify the specific language in the instruction that you are commenting on.

*             Suggest alternative language, if appropriate.

*             Provide any applicable authority for your position.

We encourage your comments and critique because they help us refine both the particular instructions and the more global choices about format and approach.  We appreciate your participation in this effort.

On behalf of the Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions, Hon. Martin J. Tangeman, Chair

Benita Downs

Legal Services | Leadership Services Division

Judicial Council of California

455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102-3688

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