Task force plan
We will test the state bar's existing admonitory instructions later this month. In March we will test a revamped, plainer, shorter set of admonitory instructions--a set of instructions that reflects my plain-English work product. For a plain-English zealot like me, this is exciting.
We believe Texas will become the first state to test its revised jury instructions on real people. Other states have modified their instructions, and several academics have tested jury instructions on their own, but until now no state has tested them.