Jury Selection

Shadow Jury Research

A shadow jury is a small group of individuals whose backgrounds and characteristics match those of the actual jury, and who are recruited without knowledge of which party has hired them.
We will facilitate shadow jury research during your trial with the shadow jurors' feedback used by your trial team to tailor ongoing trial strategy, identify potential weaknesses and needs for explanation, and to give the actual jurors the most persuasive in-trial message that the facts allow. Shadow jurors attend trial daily and are regularly debriefed on their reactions. We design the project, screen potential recruits, select the final shadow jurors, train shadow jurors for confidential trial observation, monitor the shadow jurors while in the courthouse, debrief them on a daily basis, and brief the trial team on their reactions and our associated recommendations.