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Janet Randall Cited as an Expert for the Superior Court’s Model Jury Instructions

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Professor of English and Linguistics and Director of the Linguistics & Law Lab Janet Randall has been cited as a linguistics expert in the official publication of the Massachusetts Superior Court’s Model Jury Instructions. With Randall’s assistance, these plain-language instructions were “designed to be legally accurate and easy for jurors to understand and for judges and practitioners to use.” The instructions include “model scripts for civil and criminal jury empanelment, pre-charges, and final instructions, in addition to a set of guidelines and a style template for drafting jury instructions.”

Read the full press release here, and find the new model instructions here.

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