Rule 51. Instructions to Jury. Objection

Rule 51.04. Written Form

If any party requests that the instructions given under Rule 51.03(2) be reduced to writing, or if the judge sua sponte elects to reduce the instructions to writing, the judge shall give the jury one or more copies of the written instructions, in their entirety, for use in the jury room during deliberations. After the deliberations are concluded, the written charge shall be returned to the judge. [As amended by order filed January 8, 2009, effective July 1, 2009.]
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