Rule 3-418. Model Utah Jury Instructions.

Intent:

To develop jury instructions that are an accurate statement of Utah law using simple structure and, where possible, words of ordinary meaning.

Applicability:

This rule applies to the committees on Model Utah Jury Instructions.

Statement of the Rule:

The committees on Model Utah Jury Instructions will develop jury instructions that are accurate statements of Utah law using simple structure and, where possible, words of ordinary meaning. If Utah law is unclear or not yet established, the committees may draft an instruction with two or more alternatives based on differing authority. The order of the alternatives does not imply preference.