The Court prefers that the parties use the Seventh Circuit’s Pattern Jury Instructions when possible, bearing in mind that statutory and binding case law govern over the pattern instructions.
In addition to being filed in connection with the Final Pretrial Order, proposed jury instructions should be submitted by e-mail to the Court at Proposed_Order_Ellis@ilnd.uscourts.gov
in a format compatible with Word.
See the Final Pretrial Orders section for further requirements that parties must follow in drafting and presenting proposed jury instructions.
Pattern Civil Jury Instructions