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Appendix G. Selected Recommendations From the Washington State Jury Commission

6A WAPRAC APP GWashington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil

6A Wash. Prac., Wash. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. Appendix G (7th ed.)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil
April 2022 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions


Appendix G. Selected Recommendations
From the Washington State Jury Commission
In July 2000, the Washington State Jury Commission submitted a report recommending many changes to jury practices. The WPI Committee has incorporated the pertinent recommendations into this volume's instructions, Notes on Use, and Comments.
This appendix sets forth the text of the recommendations that most directly affect the instructions in this volume.
The Jury Commission's full report, which is too lengthy to include in this appendix, may be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts in Olympia, Washington, or at the Washington Court's website: http://www.courts.wa.gov/committee/pdf/jury_commission_report.pdf#search=Jury%20Commission.
Table of Recommendations
Jury Commission
20Protecting juror privacy during voir dire and after trial.
27Instructing jurors at the beginning of the trial about the basic elements of claims and defenses.
29Allowing jurors to take notes in all cases.
33Allowing jurors to propose questions for witnesses in civil cases.
35Giving jurors individual copies of final instructions.
37Providing jurors with suggested deliberation procedures.
39Instructing jurors how to submit questions to the court during deliberations.
40Repeating trial testimony for deliberating jurors.
41Offering assistance to a deadlocked jury.
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