CACI 5020 Demonstrative Evidence
California Civil Jury Instructions CACI
5020 Demonstrative Evidence
During the trial, materials have been shown to you to [help explain testimony or other evidence in the case/[specify other purpose]]. [Some of these materials have been admitted into evidence, and you will be able to review them during your deliberations.
Other materials have also been shown to you during the trial, but they have not been admitted into evidence.] You will not be able to review them during your deliberations because they are not themselves evidence or proof of any facts. You may, however, consider the testimony given in connection with those materials.
New December 2011; Revised June 2012
Directions for Use
This instruction may be given if the jury has been provided with charts, summaries, or other demonstrative evidence during the trial to assist in understanding complex evidence. The purpose of the instruction is to explain to the jury why certain materials are available for deliberations and other materials are not. Include the bracketed sentences if some materials have been admitted into evidence.