Civil Jury Instructions Committee

Proposed New "Adverse Inference Instruction" - Comments due 8-2-24. Send to Ilona Kukan.


Updates the Revised Arizona Jury Instructions (Civil). Keeps the Civil RAJIs current, correct, and concise.

The following jury instructions have been prepared by the Civil 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 8 times per year on the first Wednesday of the month, 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 (Civil) 2d 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−CIVIL (RAJI-CIVIL), 7TH.

Current jury instructions may be freely downloaded in the links at the bottom of this page. The bracketed year indicates the last update to the particular instruction. The RAJI (Civil) 7th Edition 2021 publication may also be purchased at the LexisNexis Bookstore.

For more information, including public meeting information, please contact:
Ilona Kukan
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266



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