Mock Juries

Pre-trial jury research or mock trial research has become a frequent pre-litigation tool during the last 20 years. Surrogate jurors from the venue or a matching surrogate venue are brought together to hear summary presentations from both positions (usually what we call an opening, but with argument). The mock jurors see portions of expert reports, hear and/or see deposition testimony, and view demonstratives that highlight counsel's opposing arguments of what the facts actually show. Jurors are then typically broken out into multiple “deliberation groups” to debate the merits of the case as separate juries.