An attorney is an officer of the Court. It is an attorney's duty to [interview witnesses in advance of the trial and] present evidence on behalf of a client, to make proper objections, and to argue fully a client's cause. However, the argument or other remarks of an attorney [,except admissions and stipulations noted in the course of the trial,] must not be considered by you as evidence.
If counsel or I have made any comments or statements concerning the evidence which you find are not supported by the evidence, you should [wholly] disregard them and rely on your own recollection or observation.
If counsel have made any statements as to the law which are not supported by these instructions, you should [wholly] disregard those statements.
NOTE: NDJI-Civil 1700 is identical to NDJI-Criminal 2119
except that references to the criminal cases at the end of
the note in 2119 are omitted.