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The website contains standard jury instructions prepared by the Florida Supreme Court Standard Jury Instructions Committee (Civil) and approved for publication by the Florida Supreme Court.

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Applications for Membership: The Committee is accepting applications.  Please send a completed application (PDF/Word) to the committee by mail to: Jeffrey Cohen, Carlton Fields, P.A., 100 SE 2nd Street, Suite 4200, Miami, FL 33131-2113 or via e-mail to sjicivil@flcourts.org by Monday, June 3, 2019.

Using the Instructions.
For information on how to use standard jury instructions, including when they are useful and when they are required, please refer to the How to Use this Book section in the Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases book and Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.470(b).

The Committee encourages trial judges and trial counsel to suggest revisions to the standard instructions by contacting us at sjicivil@flcourts.org.

Viewing the Instructions:
Links to each individual Standard Jury Instruction for Civil Cases are provided in Rich Text Format. These documents are best viewed in a word processing application (Word or Word Perfect, etc.), not using a viewer.

To open the individual instruction in your word processor

  1. Right-click the link in Rich Text Format and save it to your local computer.
  2. Open the document from your word processing application using the File | Open option.

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