LBR 9015-1. JURY TRIALS
LBR 9015-1. JURY TRIALS(a) Number of Jurors. If a trial of the proceeding or matter is to be before a jury, the jury must consist of not less than 6 members. The court may impanel such number of alternate jurors as it determines desirable.
(1) Proposed jury instructions must be in writing, and must be filed and served at least
7 days before trial is scheduled to begin. Each requested jury instruction must:
(A) Be set forth in full on a separate page;
(B) Embrace only one subject or principle of law; and
(C) Not repeat a principle of law contained in any other request.
(2) The identity of the party requesting the jury instructions must be disclosed on a
cover page only and must not be disclosed on the proposed instructions.
(3) The authority or source of each proposed instruction must be set forth on a separate page or document and must not be disclosed on the proposed instruction.
(c) Objections to Instructions.
(1) Objections to proposed instructions must be filed and served on or before the first
day of trial unless the court permits oral objections.
(2) Written objections must be numbered and must specify distinctly the objectionable
matter in the proposed instruction. Each objection must be accompanied by citation
(3) Where applicable, the objecting party must submit an alternative instruction
covering the subject or principle of law. The alternative instruction must be set
forth on a separate paper. The identity of the requesting party or the authority or
source of the proposed instruction must not be disclosed on the alternative
(d) Special Verdicts and Interrogatories.
(1) Any request for a special verdict or a general verdict accompanied by answers to
interrogatories must be filed and served at least 7 days before trial is scheduled to
(2) Special verdicts and interrogatories must conform to the requirements of
F.R.Civ.P. 49, and must not bear any identification of the party presenting the form.
Identification must be made only on a separate page appended to the front of the
special verdict and interrogatory form.