The Judicial Council adopted the California Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) instructions on August 26, 2005 to be effective January 1, 2006. On the same date the Judicial Council withdrew its endorsement of CALJIC by repealing Judicial Administration Standard 5. Use of these instructions is subject to rule (2.1050(e).) of the California Rules of Court.
On February 19, 2015, the Judicial Council approved the 2015 Criminal Jury Instructions.
Criminal Jury Instructions Advisory Committee
Regularly reviews case law and statutes affecting jury instructions and makes recommendations to the council for updating, amending, and adding topics to the council's criminal jury instructions.