Criminal Jury Instructions Committee


Update the revised Arizona Criminal Jury Instructions. Keep the Criminal Revised Arizona Jury Instructions (RAJI) current, correct and concise.

The following jury instructions (links below) have been prepared by the Criminal Jury Instruction Committee of the State Bar of Arizona. The State Bar Board of Governors has authorized the publication and distribution of these instructions for use where appropriate. Time Commitment: The Committee meets two times each fall and one time each spring, usually for 2 hours.  Additional time may be required outside of the scheduled meetings.

In the past, the Arizona Supreme Court expressed qualified approval for various jury instructions, which were then published as RECOMMENDED ARIZONA JURY INSTRUCTIONS. However, before the last RAJI (Criminal) publication, the Arizona Supreme Court decided not to issue or qualify approvals for any jury instructions. Due to the action by the Court, members of the Board of Governors established guidelines for future RAJIs and decided that this disclaimer should be included for all RAJIs. Accordingly, the instructions have also been renamed REVISED ARIZONA JURY INSTRUCTIONS−CRIMINAL (RAJI-CRIMINAL), 4th.

The fourth Edition of the Revised Arizona Jury Instructions (Criminal) (2016) can be purchased at LexisNexis Bookstore after December 15, 2016.

Application for Appointment

For more information contact:

Ilona Kukan
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266

RAJI (Criminal), 4th Ed. 2017 (Updated September 2017)










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