[Updated at 9:07 a.m. ET]
West is explaining what he has done the defense's suggested version of the jury instructions.
[Updated at 9:03 a.m. ET]
Judge Debra Nelson is on the bench. Defense attorney Mark O'Mara is preparing his closing argument so he will not be present for the hearing this morning.
[Updated at 8:58 a.m. ET]
Zimmerman is in the courtroom, and today's proceedings should begin shortly.