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I. Call to Order
II. Approval of October Minutes
III. Financial Report
IV. Review of Interim Activities
A. Minutes were distributed to SBAND, Keithe Nelson, and the Judicial Conference. Letters of thanks were sent to Keithe Nelson, Hon. Benny Graff, and Kirk Eckelberry.
B. Professor Michael Ahlen was asked to speak at a meeting and to gather information from law students regarding the clarity of the most-commonly used instructions.
C. Proposed drafts were posted on the Supreme Court webpage. An article was sent to the Gavel.
D. Correspondence with SBAND regarding format changes continues.
A. Review of Instructions Approved in October
1. Statements by Counsel and Judge (PJI 1700 and 2119 - J. Vukelic)2. Direct and Circumstantial Evidence (PJI 1640 and 2108 - J. Vukelic)3. Sympathy, Bias, Prejudice, Emotion (PJI 1706 [Civil] [1706 Criminal] - J. Vukelic)4. Weight and Credibility (PJI 2101 and 1600 - J. Vukelic)5. Joint Adventures (PJI 910 - J. Vukelic)6. Partnership and Liability of a Partner (PJI 920 and 925 - J. Vukelic)7. Murder (PJI 2201 - J. Hagerty)8. Assault and Simple Assault (New instruction and PJI 2402 - J. Hagerty)9. Definition - Severe Emotional Distress (PJI 651 - J. Simonson)10. Permissible Conduct (PJI 656 - J. Simonson)11. Driving Under the Influence and Actual Physical Control (PJI 2940 and 2945- J. Simonson)
B. New Instructions
1. N.D.C.C. 12.1-20-03, 12.1-20-03.1, 12.1-20-05, 12.1-20-07, 12.1-20-24, 12.1-21-05, 12.1-22-03, 12.1-23-02.1, 12.1-31-07 (J. Hagerty and J. Simonson)2. Special Verdict Forms (PJI 1850, 1855 and products liability - D. Vogel, K. Brust, and S. Plambeck)3. Fault - D. Vogel, K. Brust, and S. Plambeck4. Damages (PJI 1220 - M. Stenehjem and J. Rustad)5. Liability of Purported Partner (PJI 930 - research from ULA)6. Supplier's Duty to Warn (PJI 414 - D. Vogel)7. Note to Direct and Circumstantial Evidence (J. Vukelic)8. Responsibility for Joint Conduct (J. McClintock)9. Insurance-Bad Faith (R. Reichert and M. Stenehjem)10. Note-taking (NDROC 6.7 - J. Vukelic)11. Retained Control (R. McLean)
VI. Administrative Details
A. June Meeting