Arguing jury instructions
The jury goes back into the deliberation room with two items: 1) exhibits; 2) written instructions.
It isn't good enough to simply submit your instructions. You have to argue for them. And if you lose, you have to create a record in the event of appeal.
Here is the transcript of the instruction argument from a trial I handled with my law partner Kevin Coluccio.
Click here for argueinstructions.pdf.