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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 2.1058. Use of gender-neutral language in jury instructions

All instructions submitted to the jury must be written in gender-neutral language. If standard jury instructions (CALCRIM and CACI) are to be submitted to the jury, the court or, at the court's request, counsel must recast the instructions as necessary to ensure that gender-neutral language is used in each instruction.

Rule 2.1058 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 989 effective January 1, 1991.

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