Tennessee Pattern Jury Instructions – Civil is a tool for counsel and trial judges, designed to ensure juror comprehension and compliance with the law. With this publication, proceed with confidence knowing that the jury instructions you present are pertinent, complete, and understandable. Members of the Tennessee Judicial Conference drafted these instructions with clear, concise language that is understandable to the average Tennessee juror. Committee notes citing caselaw or statutes accompany many of the instructions. Use Notes suggest when and how an instruction may be modified.