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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 2.1035. Preinstruction

Immediately after the jury is sworn, the trial judge may, in his or her discretion, preinstruct the jury concerning the elements of the charges or claims, its duties, its conduct, the order of proceedings, the procedure for submitting written questions for witnesses as set forth in rule 2.1033 if questions are allowed, and the legal principles that will govern the proceeding.

Rule 2.1035 adopted effective January 1, 2007.

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