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<br /> www.texaslawyer.c om<br /> DECEMBER 20, 2010 · VOL. 26 · NO. 38 · $9.00<br /> PROPOSED AMENDMENTS<br /> by MARY ALICE ROBBINS<br /> P roposed amendments to the Texas Rules of<br /> Civil Procedure include a “plain language”<br /> revision of the instructions judges must<br /> give prospective jurors and jur y members<br /> selected for a trial.<br /> Misc. Docket No. 10-9210, posted Dec. 14 on<br /> the Texas Supreme Cour t's website and signed<br /> Dec. 13, would amend jury instructions required<br /> by cour t order under Rule 226a and would amend<br /> Rules 281 and 284.<br /> Kennon Peterson, the Supreme Court's rules<br /> REQUIRE “PLAIN LANGUAGE” IN JURY INSTRUCTIONS<br /> attorney, says the court rewrote the instructions<br /> prescribed under Rule 226a “in plain language that<br /> jurors are more likely to understand and therefore<br /> to follow.”<br /> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Dec. 20, 2010 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b9a09939?page=1"> www.texaslawyer.c om DECEMBER 20,</a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Dec. 20, 2010 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b9a09939?page=2"> 2 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Dec. 20, 2010 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b9a09939?page=3"> DECEMBER 20, 2010 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Dec. 20, 2010 page 4" 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