Attorney Ruth A. Shapiro Appointed as Chair of the Model Utah Jury Instruction (MUJI) Civil Committee

[SALT LAKE CITY] January 7, 2021 – Snow Christensen & Martineau (SCM) is pleased to announce that attorney Ruth A. Shapiro has been appointed as Chair of the Model Utah Jury Instruction (MUJI) Civil Committee.  This is a 3-year term that goes until December 21, 2023.

“I am deeply honored to have been appointed as the Chair of the MUJI Civil Committee,” said Ruth. “I look forward to utilizing our committee’s expertise to help jury members understand their responsibility, deliberations and decision making as they do their duty as a member of the jury.”

Ruth is a person of high ethical standards and integrity.  She is a well-respected trial attorney defending catastrophic injury, wrongful death, employment, product liability, and premises liability cases. Ruth’s practice focuses on personal injury defense and employment matters.  In her 25 plus years of practice, Ruth has averaged two trials per year and has numerous defense jury verdicts in a variety of cases. She received her J.D. from Marquette University Law School, received the Utah Defense Lawyers Association Legacy Award, and is recognized as Utah Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine. (Click here for full bio)

Model Utah Jury Instructions (MUJI)

The Civil and Criminal Model Jury Instructions Committees, formerly under the Utah Supreme Court’s authority, became standing committees of the Utah Judicial Council in 2017. The committees draft new and amended instructions reflecting Utah law. The Judicial Council supports the committees’ efforts to create instructions for use in jury trials. The Judicial Council does not review jury instructions for legal sufficiency. (