The Florida Bar

About Civil Jury Instructions

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

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 The Standard Jury Instructions page and Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.470(b).

Viewing the Instructions

These documents are best viewed in a word processing application (Word or Pages, etc.), not using a viewer. Please note: To ensure you are viewing the most recent version of an instruction, refresh your browser if you have viewed the instruction in the past. This will clear the older version from your browser’s history.

Amending the Instructions

The Committee encourages trial judges and trial counsel to suggest revisions to the standard instructions by contacting us via email. Proposed amendments to instructions are published for comment in the “Notices” section of the Florida Bar News.

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