Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions, Second Edition, with 2021 Replacement Pages, with Downloadable Instructions (Hardcopy)


Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions

Prepared by the MSBA Continuing Legal Education Committee, the Second Edition contains more than 200 jury instructions accompanied by comprehensive comments explaining the appropriate constitutional, statutory, court rule and case authority supporting the instruction.

The instructions are impartial, accurate statements of the law, understandable by the average juror. In addition to instructions on specific criminal offenses, the book includes: introductory and cautionary instructions; general instructions; evidentiary instructions; and instructions as to defenses, parties and verdict sheets.

The book is an excellent primer on evidence, burden of proof, and the elements of criminal offenses. With a comprehensive instructions table, table of authorities, table of cases, and index, this is an indispensable resource for all members of the bar that handle criminal cases in Maryland.

The Second Edition also includes downloadable instructions formatted in rich text format (fully compatible with WordPerfect® or Microsoft Word® format), saving you hours of time! The instructions are up to date, providing an invaluable aid to the busy practitioner!

What’s New in the 2021 Replacement Pages?

The NEW 2021 MJPI-Criminal Replacement Pages replace ALL pages in the Second Edition and brings the Second Edition fully up to date with current developments in statutory and case law.

The 2021 Replacement Pages include 6 revised instructions to reflect statutory and common law changes, including revisions to instructions on the number of witnesses; voluntary manslaughter; conspiracy; kidnapping; and sexual abuse of a minor; a brand new instruction relating to COVID restrictions and accommodations; and updated and expanded comments and notes on use.

The 2021 version includes a revised table of contents, instructions table, instructions section, tables of cases, authorities, and the index. The 2021 Replacement Pages are also accompanied by the downloadable updated instructions.

New Instruction

  • COVID Jury Instruction [1:00.1]

Revised Instructions

  • Number of Witnesses [3:16]
  • Identification of Defendant [3:30]
  • Child Abuse — Sexual Abuse [4:07.2]
  • Conspiracy [4:08]
  • Voluntary Manslaughter [4:17.2; 4:17.3; 4:17.4; 4:17.5]
  • Kidnapping [4:19.1]

Summary of Contents
Instructions Table
Chapter 1: Introductory and Cautionary
Chapter 2: General Instructions
Chapter 3: Evidentiary Instructions
Chapter 4: Criminal Offenses
Chapter 5: Defenses
Chapter 6: Parties
Chapter 7: Verdict Sheets
Table of Authorities
Table of Cases

Click here for detailed Table of Contents.

Also included with purchase: Model Jury Selection Questions for Maryland Criminal Trials, 2020 Update 

Format: Custom Practice Binder
Pub Date: 2021
Pages: 1450

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Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions, Second Edition, with 2021 Replacement Pages, with Downloadable Instructions (Hardcopy)