Mock Trials and Focus Groups

Mock Arbitration

Mock arbitration research involves presenting summary arguments parallel with the arbitration structure to a panel of mock arbitrators chosen to reflect your actual arbitrator or arbitration panel.

We facilitate this research to enable counsel to acquire feedback from highly-experienced attorneys and fine-tune their arbitration strategy. Mock arbitrators play three roles: critic, fact finder and advisor. In the first two roles, mock arbitrators are kept unaware of which party is sponsoring the project. They provide written and oral critiques of briefs, oral arguments, and exhibits, as well as individual written opinions and group deliberation among the three panelists. Once the panel has reached a group decision, we disclose the identity of the client and facilitate a group interview designed to elicit the panel's wisdom for refining the client's approach to the arbitration and improving its chances at prevailing.