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Judge Jon E. DeGuilio - Jury Instruction Conference and Final Arguments

Judge Jon E. DeGuilio
124 Robert A. Grant Federal Building
204 South Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 246-8170

Jury Instruction Conference and Final Arguments

The Court conducts jury instruction conferences on the record, immediately after or reasonably near the close of all the evidence. Counsel are given the opportunity to make objections or proposals to the instructions.

The Court will read all but the last three or four final jury instructions to the jury before closing arguments. After final arguments are completed, the Court will read the remaining jury instructions. The courtroom deputy will have the final jury instructions shown on the screens for all to see while the judge is reading the instructions. The jury is provided a copy of the instructions for deliberation.

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