(a)Proposed Instructions. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, proposed jury instructions shall be filed and served no later than at noon on the Friday before the trial is scheduled to start.
(1)Format. Proposed jury instructions shall be typed and double spaced, with each instruction on a separate letter size sheet of paper.
(2)Submissions. Proposed jury instructions shall be submitted as follows:
(i) To the Clerk: A set of instructions numbered and with citations, and a set that is number and without citations, shall be filed with the clerk. The numbered and unnumbered instructions may be submitted together as one document.
(ii) To Attorneys: A set of instructions numbered and with citations shall be served on each other attorney or pro se party appearing in the case.
(iii) To the Judge: A set of instructions shall be provided to the judge as follows:
(A) A set of instructions numbered and with citations and a set of instructions without numbers and citations in electronic format via e-mail to the judicial assistant, preferably in Word for Windows format, with all proposed instructions in a single computer file; and
(B) a hardcopy set of printed instructions numbered and with citations.
[Adopted effective September 1, 1997. Amended effective September 1, 2004; September 1, 2017; September 1, 2019.]