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     Rule 7. Jury Instructions and Verdict Forms.
      (a) Submission. All proposed jury instructions and verdict forms must be delivered to the court in duplicate and a copy served upon all opposing parties at the time fixed in the pre-trial order. Thereafter additional instructions may be allowed to prevent manifest injustice.
     (b) Citation of authorities. Each proposed instructions shall contain at the bottom the source thereof and a citation of authorities, if any, supporting the statement of law therein.
     (c) Form. Each instruction shall be on 8 1/2" x 11" paper and shall, after the citations of authorities, indicate the party on whose behalf it is requested and be numbered consecutively. One copy of the instructions filed with the court shall not be firmly bound together.
     (d) Request for special findings by jury. Whenever a party desires special findings by a jury he/she shall file with the court and serve a copy upon all opposing parties, in writing, the issues or questions of fact upon which such findings are requested, in proper form for submission to the jury.

     History: En. Sup. Ct. Ord. May 29, 1987, eff. June 1, 1987; amd. Sup. Ct. Ord. No. AF 07-0110, March 15, 2011, eff. Oct. 1, 2011.

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