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Jury Instructions

Minnesota's Jury Instruction Guides are published by Thompson/West. They can be found on Westlaw (available on the public access computers in the Law Library) and in print as part of the Minnesota Practice Series. Unfortunately, they are not freely available on the Internet.

Minnesota Jury Instruction Guides, Civil (CIVJIG), 6th ed. (Thomson/West, 2014) Reference Desk KFM5480 .M53. (Vols. 4-4A Minnesota Practice).

Minnesota Jury Instruction Guides, Criminal (CRIMJIG), 6th ed. (Thomson/West, 2015) Reference Desk KFM5480 .M53. (Vols. 10-10A Minnesota Practice).

To find pattern jury instructions for other jurisdictions, search the online catalog for the subject heading Instructions to Juries and your jurisdiction. For example: Instructions to Juries Wisconsin.

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