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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.59. Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions

(a) Area of focus

The committee regularly reviews case law and statutes affecting jury instructions and makes recommendations to the Judicial Council for updating, amending, and adding topics to the council's criminal jury instructions.

(b) Membership

The committee must include at least one member from each of the following categories, and a majority of the members must be judges:

(1)Appellate court justice;

(2)Trial court judge;

(3)Lawyer whose primary area of practice is criminal defense;

(4)Deputy district attorney or other attorney who represents the People of the State of California in criminal matters; and

(5)Law professor whose primary area of expertise is criminal law.

Rule 10.59 renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 6.59 effective July 1, 2005.

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