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In this guide you will find general resources for various fields of law arranged alphabetically.

Jury Instructions

Pattern Jury instructions lay out the elements of crimes and burdens of proof in simple, straightforward model language, and can therefore be an invaluable resource for preparing complaints, defenses, and courtroom arguments. The following sources contain sample jury instructions for specific jurisdictions, and for specific types of cases (as indicated by their titles)

North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Civil Cases. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Conference of Superior Court Judges, Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, 1975- (2019 Supplement) [KFN7942.6.A6 N67] (Reserve Room).

North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Criminal Cases. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Conference of Superior Court Judges, Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, 1973- (2019 Supplement) [KFN7983.A65 N671] (Reserve Room).

North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Motor Vehicle Negligence . Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Conference of Superior Court Judges, Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, 1973- (2019 Supplement) [KFN7942.A65 N681] (Reserve Room).

Sand, Leonard B. et al. Modern Federal Jury Instructions. New York, NY : M. Bender, 1984- (2019 update) [KF9682 .M64].

This resource contains jury instructions for both criminal and civil federal cases.

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