Unless otherwise ordered by the Judge, any request for jury instructions shall be presented in writing to the Court and served upon each adverse party no later than the opening of the trial and before the taking of evidence. However, the Court may receive additional requests relating to questions arising during the trial at any time prior to the giving of final instructions.
Pattern jury instructions may be requested by title and number.
Requested instructions altering pattern jury instructions shall show the deleted text and the new language requested shall be underlined.
Jury instructions based upon statutes or case law shall include the citation of authority at the end of the requested instruction.