As the acknowledged experts in the area of Lemon Law, Norman Taylor &
Associates was recently asked to provide assistance to the Judicial Council
Task Force on Jury Instructions.
Jury instructions have remained virtually unchanged since the 1930's
until recently. The pattern civil instructions, (currently known as BAJI,
Book of Approved Jury Instructions) are being extensively revised.
Associate Justice James D. Ward of the 4th District Court of Appeal as
Co-Chair of the Task Force on Jury Instructions, requested the assistance
of Norman Taylor of Norman Taylor & Associates to assist the Judicial
Council of California's Task Force on Jury Instructions in drafting
form instructions for the Song-Beverly Warranty Act - commonly known as,
"The Lemon Law". This is not the first time Norman Taylor has
been asked to act in his capacity as an opinion leader in the area of
'Mr. Taylor's book, "Lemon Law a Manual for Consumers"
is a common desk reference for attorneys and savvy consumers alike'.
This book is also in the process of revision, as there has been considerable
change in the area of Lemon Law since 1991.
In the 1930's the Los Angeles Superior Court drafted pattern civil
instructions that came to be known as BAJI (Book of Approved Jury Instructions).
This book of instructions became the standard throughout California. Many
things have changed in seventy years, not the least of which is the literacy
level of the average jury. Add to this the complexities of modern warranty
law and there is a great deal more for the juror to grasp.
Norman Taylor & Associates strives to bring the client to understand
the legal process. What could be more appropriate for a jury than to understand
its duties & responsibilities?
The Task Force has taken considerable pains to bring clarity to the subject.
Norman F. Taylor & Associates in its capacity as the acknowledged
expert in Lemon Law looks forward to other opportunities to contribute
to the legal community. "It has been an honor to provide assistance
to the Judicial Council in these matters," Taylor said.