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Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. - Instruction Conference; Timing of Final Argument
Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.
325 Robert A. Grant Federal Building
204 South Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 246-8080

Instruction Conference; Timing of Final Argument

Judge Miller conducts instruction conferences on the record, immediately after or reasonably near the close of all the evidence. Judge Miller will tender a proposed set of final instructions based on the instructions the parties tendered, along with an explanation of the sources of those proposed instructions and a set of proposed rulings on the instructions the parties tendered.

Unless asked to do things differently, Judge Miller will instruct the jury after the final arguments are completed. If counsel request, Judge Miller is happy to give all but the closing instructions before the final arguments.

Each juror will receive a set of the final instructions to follow during their reading and to take to the jury room during deliberations.


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