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Judge Theresa L.Springmann
Judge Theresa L. Springmann
Ross Adair Courthouse
1300 South Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 423-3050
(260) 423-3055 (fax)

Jury Instructions and Conference

All proposed final jury instructions (with authorities) and verdict forms are to be exchanged between the government and the defense and filed with the Court at the time of the Final Pretrial Conference. In addition to filing electronically, parties are requested to email courtesy copies in Word Perfect or Microsoft Word format to Judge Springmann's Chambers email address.

The Court will prepare a proposed set of jury instructions which it will provide to the parties after all the evidence has been submitted. The Court will conduct an informal conference with counsel to review the instructions. The Court will then give the parties an opportunity to make a record of objections in open court.
The final jury instructions will be displayed to the jury by the ELMO system during their reading. The jury will also receive a set of the final instructions to use during deliberations.

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