The only full set of civil jury instructions in Canada
This publication is essential for: Canadian trial judges and litigators working with civil juries
Current to: December 1, 2020
Jury trials involve an immense amount of work, especially when it comes to researching and writing charges. With approximately 100 standard, plain language instructions on jury trial procedure, evidence, torts, defences, and damages, Civil Jury Instructions does the heavy lifting for you. User notes and annotations to the instructions alert you to the relevant legal authorities, provide warnings, and offer alternative language. Checklists, sample questions, and a user guide help you effectively prepare for your jury trial.
With an online subscription to Civil Jury Instructions, your firm will be able to:
- conveniently access detailed guidance at any time and from any location, search for relevant information, link directly to significant legislation, case law, and websites, and download precedents
- understand the specific evidence required to prove a particular action or defence
- save time researching, drafting, and updating your collection of civil jury instructions
- effectively prepare for trial
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Highlights of the 2021 Update include:
- User notes added:
- COVID-19 temporary suspension of civil jury trials
- forthcoming legislative change—vicarious liability in certain MVA cases
- forthcoming legislative change—limiting civil actions in relation to MVA PI
- Instructions modified:
- jurors not to base credibility findings on assumptions not supported by evidence
- expert evidence in sexual assault trials
- Case law discussed includes:
- striking of jury notice in COVID-19 context
- unavailability of jury trials where part of claim within Rule 12-6(2)
- handling of counsel's inappropriate comments to the jury
- absence of officials' duty of care to act in accordance with legislation
- analysis court must undertake where action brought against government agency that argues it had no duty of care based on policy reasons (BCCA)
- false imprisonment—test for justification for plaintiff's detention (SCC)
- medical negligence—elements needed to prove lack of informed consent
- defamation—how trier of fact should consider impugned statement(s) (BCCA)
- factors on application for exemption from serving as juror
Annual subscription rates are based on firm size. A monthly payment option is available.
Online subscribers can purchase a print copy of Civil Jury Instructions for 35% off its regular price.
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