Model Jury Instruction Law and Legal Definition
Model jury instruction refers to a form of jury charge that is approved by a state bar association. The instructions are also taken from similar group regarding matters arising in a typical case. Usually, model jury instruction also accepts model jury instructions as authoritative. The purpose of model jury instructions is to provide a uniform set of instructions that any trial court can use in any trial to avoid confusing jurors. Model jury instruction is also known as pattern jury instruction, pattern jury charge or model jury charge.[Conley v. State, 270 Ark. 886 (Ark. 1980)].