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Pattern Jury Instructions License Expiring

Pattern Jury Instructions License Expiring

Effective Oct. 6, the North Carolina Bar Association will no longer be able to provide Pattern Jury Instructions as a member benefit. The NCBA’s license with CX Corp. had been in effect since 2003, and is not being renewed. 

North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions are drafted by the Pattern Jury Instructions Committee N.C. Conference of Superior Court Judges, with the copyright given to the UNC School of Government. The School of Government in turn has licensed the exclusive electronic publishing rights to a private vendor, CX Corp.

Although efforts to renew its contract with CX Corp. have proven unsuccessful, the NCBA has been able to secure a 30 percent discount for its members on the digital version of the Pattern Jury Instructions. The discount applies to both the one-time subscription agreement and annual updates.

The electronic editions of Pattern Jury Instructions are available now directly through CX Corp. at This includes the $221 Standard Edition and the $400 Judges Edition.

 “We regret that our longstanding agreement with CX Corporation has come to an end,” said NCBA Executive Director Allan Head. “It has been our pleasure to provide this benefit at no cost to our members through Fastcase, and we are pleased to be able to offer this discount to our members.”

The printed edition previously provided to lawyers by the NCBA’s Membership Department is now available only through the School of Government at

Members of the NCBA will only need to validate their membership to receive the 30 percent discount with CX Corp.

Anyone with questions regarding the reasons for this change is urged to contact Thomas Thornburg (; 919.966.4377) at the UNC School of Government. NCBA members may also contact Joyce Brafford (; 919-657-1566) if they have questions about securing the NCBA discount on Pattern Jury Instructions.