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Pattern Civil Jury Instructions Committee


The purpose of the Committee on Pattern Civil Jury Instructions is to periodically review, correct, update, and improve all 2017 pattern civil jury instructions. Please send comments or suggestions to civiljuryinstructions@judicial.state.co.us.

Users may access individual chapters of the current edition of the Pattern Civil Jury Instructions below:

Summary of Contents (Word; PDF)

Full Table of Contents (Word; PDF)

General Directions for Use (Word; PDF)

Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure Relating to Jury Instructions (Word; PDF)

Statutes and Rules of Civil Procedure Governing Qualifications of Jurors (Word; PDF)

Chapter 1. General Instructions Prior to or During Trial and Upon Discharge of Jury (Word; PDF)

Chapter 2. Statement of the Case to Be Determined (Word; PDF)

Chapter 3. Evidence (Word; PDF)

Chapter 4. Jury Deliberations; Verdict Forms (Word; PDF)

Chapter 5. General Instructions Relating to Damages (Word; PDF)

Chapter 6. Damages for Injuries to Persons or Property (Word; PDF)

Chapter 7. Legal Relationships (Word; PDF)

Chapter 8. Liability Based on Agency and Respondeat Superior (Word; PDF)

Chapter 9. Negligence — General Concepts (Word; PDF)

Chapter 10. Wrongful Death (Word; PDF)

Chapter 11. Motor Vehicles and Highway Traffic (Word; PDF)

Chapter 12. Premises Liability (Word; PDF)

Chapter 13. Animals (Word; PDF)

Chapter 14. Product Liability (Word; PDF)

Chapter 15. Professional Liability (Word; PDF)

Chapter 16. Bailors and Bailees (Word; PDF)

Chapter 17. Malicious Prosecution and Abuse of Process (Word; PDF)

Chapter 18. Trespass to Land (Word; PDF)

Chapter 19. Deceit Based on Fraud (Word; PDF)

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery (Word; PDF)

Chapter 21. False Imprisonment or Arrest (Word; PDF)

Chapter 22. Defamation (Libel and Slander) (Word; PDF)

Chapter 23. Extreme and Outrageous Conduct — Emotional Distress (Word; PDF)

Chapter 24. Intentional Interference With Contractual Obligations (Word; PDF)

Chapter 25. Bad Faith Breach of Insurance Contract (Word; PDF)

Chapter 26. Breach of Fiduciary Duty (Word; PDF)

Chapter 27. Civil Conspiracy (Word; PDF)

Chapter 28. Invasion of Privacy (Word; PDF)

Chapter 29. The Colorado Consumer Protection Act (Word; PDF)

Chapter 30. Contracts (Word; PDF)

Chapter 31. Wrongful Discharge (Word; PDF)

Chapter 32. Reserved for Future Use

Chapter 33. Reserved for Future Use

Chapter 34. Wills (Word; PDF)

Chapter 35. Mental Health — Proceedings for Short-Term Treatment or Long-Term Care and Treatment of the Mentally Ill Under C.R.S. Title 27, Article 65 (Word; PDF)

Chapter 36. Eminent Domain (Word; PDF)

Chapter 37. Reserved for Future Use

Chapter 38. Reserved for Future Use

Chapter 39. Reserved for Future Use

Chapter 40. Children’s Code — Juvenile Delinquency (Word; PDF)

Chapter 41. Children’s Code — Dependency and Neglect (Word; PDF)

 

Members of the Committee

CHAIR
Marsha M. Piccone
 

SUBCOMMITTEE I -  CJI Chapters 1 through 8, Chapter 26 and Chapter 36

Chair
Bradley A. Levin
ROBERTS LEVIN ROSENBERG P.C.

Members

Andrew Low
DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS, LLP

Thomas B. Quinn
GORDON & REES LLP

Hugh D. Wise
The Benedict Building

Marcus J. Lock
Wilderson Lock & Hill, LLC

Jack Sperber
Faegre Benson Daniels
 

SUBCOMMITTEE II -  CJI Chapters 9 through 13, 40 and 41

Chair                          
L. Michael Brooks, Jr.
WELLS ANDERSON & RACE, LLC

Members

Mary Ewing
EWING & EWING

Timothy Peter Schimberg
FOWLER, SCHIMBERG & FLANAGAN

Ron Sandgrund

Deirdre Ostrowski 
Keating Wagner Polidori Free, P.C.

Honorable Brett Woods
Juvenile Court Judge, Denver District Court

 

SUBCOMMITTEE III -  CJI Chapters 14 through 17, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29 and 31

Co-Chair
Honorable James S. Casebolt
Colorado Court of Appeals

Co-Chair
Thomas L. Roberts
ROBERTS LEVIN ROSENBERG P.C.

Michael Santo
BECHTEL & SANTO, LLP

David Yun

Sean Gallagher

Steve Zansberg
LEVINE SULLIVAN KOCH & SCHULZ, L.L.P.

 

SUBCOMMITTEE IV -  CJI Chapters 18-21, 24, 27 , 30, 34 and 35 

Chair
Honorable Thomas K. Kane
4th Judicial District, Division 3

Members

Russell Stewart
FAEGRE & BENSON, LLP

Charles E. Norton
NORTON & SMITH, P.C.

Honorable Jean Stewart
Holland & Hart

 

Lay Advisor
Sally Kennedy                   

Reporter
Hon.Carol Glowinsky (Ret.)

 

Revised 8/6/14

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