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Judge Cox has adopted a simple form of final pretrial order for both bench and jury trials.
For information on Bench & Jury Trials, see:
Final Pretrial Order for Consent Cases Before Magistrate Judge Cox (PDF format)
Trial Conduct and Procedures
Jury Selection Procedures
Standard Voir Dire Questions.
Parties should consult the Pattern Civil Jury Instructions for the Seventh Circuit for the most up to date instructions.
Sample jury instructions for particular case types including Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act, Federal Employers Liability Act and Personal Injury.