(1) Requests for Jury Instructions

Requested jury instructions shall cover the elements of all claims and defenses raised in the case and any unusual issues that may arise in the case that will warrant a special instruction.  Instructions such as the role of the jury, evaluating witness credibility, burden of proof, and other instructions routinely given by the court are not to be included.  Parties may file supplemental requests at the close of the evidence or at such earlier time during trial as the court reasonably directs.