Missouri Approved Instructions: Civil and Criminal

The Supreme Court periodically enacts and modifies Missouri Approved Instructions, both civil and criminal, by entering orders. The orders are made public as they are entered and, thereafter, are posted on this website. Accordingly, you can view the most recent orders updating the instructions here, by choosing from the orders listed in reverse chronological order.

To obtain a compilation of the Missouri Approved Instructions or charges for criminal cases, in either hard copy or online please go to Supreme Court Publications. You now may place orders for the 2014 electronic supplements to these publications online. For assistance with criminal instructions or charges, please call:

Post Office Box 448
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-7337
Fax: (573) 751-5828
Criminal Instructions and Charges

The Court does not prepare or publish a compilation of its Missouri Approved Instructions for civil cases. Nevertheless, such compilations are available from various commercial and other entities. Many legal libraries, including the Court's library, have such compilations in their collections. You may wish to inquire at your local legal library. You may also call the Supreme Court Library at (573) 751-2636 to obtain a copy of particular civil instructions; however, library personnel cannot interpret the rules or do legal research.  

Civil Instructions