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28Oct/100

High Profile Jury Consulting Specialists—Jury Research Institute

Whether it’s your first high profile trial or your 100th, you need a well crafted strategy to give you a distinct advantage in the courtroom. High profile jury cases require minute attention to detail. 

One of the best ways to devise a solid strategy is to contact a jury consulting specialist. A jury consultant can provide you with the scientific insight and research tools necessary to assist you.

Trust Only the Best Jury Consulting Team!

Every case is important, regardless of its profile and status. What sets a high profile case apart is that in addition to the courtroom you may have to tear through media and community perception. Media coverage, negative or positive, is powerful and is known to directly influence viewer’s or reader’s perceptions. Attorneys find it challenging to garner a non-partial jury, regardless of how prospective jurors respond to attorney’s questions. 

When it comes to finding the leading jury consulting team, especially for high profile cases, contact Jury Research Institute.

The jury consulting team at Jury Research Institute has unmatched experience in the courtroom. Their credentials and tenure working on high profile cases makes this a team ably equipped to help get you results.

High Profile Jury Consulting Services

Jury Research Institute offers specialized services for high profile cases. Pre-trial jury questionnaires are crafted to identify potentially opinionated jury members and analyze perceptions gleaned from the media. Jury consultants also build specialized jury profiles to identify jurors’ attitudes. 

In situations where the media has flooded the community with information prior to trial, Jury Research Institute offers scientifically designed tools that will help you propose and perhaps win a change of venue. Through surveying the public and applying analytics to responses, Jury Research Institute consultants create a concrete change of venue study that is supported with scientific research and analysis. 

Let an expert jury consulting team develop a strategy for your high profile case. Call Jury Research Institute today, toll free at (800) 233-5879 or send an e-mail to info@juryresearchinstitute.com.

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7Oct/100

Pre-trial Focus Groups Offer Powerful Insights into What Matters to a Prospective Jury

Comprehensive focus group research provides compelling insight into what matters most to jurors. Small groups of individuals from the trial jurisdiction will be invited to discuss your case themes. Of course, your trial consultants will screen them to ensure that they are not part of the trial jury venire. Every detail, no matter how big or small is examined and scrutinized.

Focus group participants provide candid feedback about the facts and your arguments.

Small Focus Group Dynamic Enables In-Depth Discussion

The experts at Jury Research Institute design your focus group to reflect the jury pool. We assemble a panel of 12 to 15 individuals from a variety of socio-economic and demographic backgrounds to discuss your case.

We encourage open and honest discussion amongst participants and ask open-ended questions which lead us to the heart of what matters most to jurors. This helps us delve deeper into how a panelist’s belief system can impact a potential verdict.

Focus Group Insights Allow You to Craft a Persuasive Argument Strategy

Ultimately, your goal is to create an argument that jurors can relate to and act favorably upon. One of the best ways to lern how a jury may rule is to test drive your arguments using a focus group.

We present a variety of arguments to the focus group panel, asking them to dissect each area and supply specific feedback. We aim to find out why they responded in the manner they did.

Each piece of information we receive from the focus group is analyzed so you can build an effective argument strategy. We recognize that each argument you make in court will have several persuasive components. Hence, we break down each area of the focus group participants’ responses so you can develop your case using the pieces that have the highest impact.

Why a Focus Group Conducted by Jury Research Institute?

Our focus groups provide a winning strategy for you because we customize each focus group to your individual needs. Whether you want to examine only a piece of your case or you need every aspect inspected, we tailor-make every focus group to meet your specific requirements.

Every jury consultant at Jury Research Institute holds a Ph.D. in psychology and has an extensive background in trial and case work. Each component of our pre-trial services is geared toward providing you with the winning edge, along with valuable insights into jury perceptions and beliefs.

For more information about our customized focus groups, contact Jury Research Institute today at 800-233-5879 or click here to access our e-mail list.

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16Sep/100

Understanding Jurors Using Comprehensive Web Surveys and Focus Groups

Understanding how jurors make decisions requires due diligence and methodical research. In addition to weighing the facts, jurors’ decisions are likely to be influenced by their personal experiences, attitudes and beliefs. These can impact the overall result of your case.

Instead of taking chances and hoping to assemble a jury that will hear the facts in a favorable manner, the best -prepared attorneys turn to jury consultants to conduct pre-trial research before heading for the courthouse.

Part of the pre-trial due diligence process includes qualitative research in small focus groups or via online web surveys. As a leading trial consulting firm, Jury Research Institute can help with both.

Web Surveys Generate Quick and Accurate Information

A web survey is a quick and cost effective way to gauge prospective jurors’ beliefs and opinions. Random samplings of about 200 jury-eligible community residents are asked to respond to questions generated on a secure website. Participants review an online trial, enter a verdict and if applicable, award damages.

When conducted early in the litigation timeline, a web survey can caution counsel and risk managers with an early assessment of the potential risks of a case. Case strategy, including discovery and plans for filing motions, can be developed to counter the issues that jurors find most troubling.

Attorneys who use web surveys gain insight into how hundreds of people respond to a possible trial themes and the range of potential damages they would consider. Web surveys can give you good information early in the litigation timeline, saving time and money.

Focus Groups—Understanding What Matters Most to Jurors

Focus groups are an extremely effective way to understand how people’s beliefs impact evidence. Jury consultants assemble a small group of participants to evaluate the evidence, and offer feedback to counsel. In-depth analysis is carried out on how responses to information vary based on participants’ backgrounds material and personal beliefs.

Focus group work is typically conducted early in trial preparation and it isn’t uncommon to work with a variety of focus groups as preparation progresses.

Web Surveys and Focus Groups—A Vital Key to Trial Preparation

Pre-trial services such as web surveys and focus groups should not be limited only to big or high profile cases. These small, but extremely important tools should be utilized every time you go to trial.

Attorneys gain considerable information about how they can craft their trial arguments if they understand how prospective jurors are likely to think.

Don’t go to trial without doing pre-trial due diligence! Contact Jury Institute Research today at 800-233-5879 to arrange for a free initial consultation.

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26Aug/100

Develop the Ideal Jury Selection Strategy with Jury Consulting Experts

In an ideal world you could select the perfect jury. Each member would truthfully answer your questions, have no predisposed notions or views and would listen carefully to decide your client’s fate based on the facts.

Unfortunately in the real world, jury selection doesn’t quite work that way. Although you artfully develop questions to gauge the prospective juror’s true attitudes and intentions, sometimes jurors who aren’t the best choice will still make it to the panel.

What can you do to help select the right individuals from the jury pool? Your first call should be to a jury consulting firm that specializes in jury selection. When you work with a jury consultant, you have a professional who understands how to develop questions and surveys to obtain insightful information from prospective jurors’ answers.

A jury consulting team also knows how to profile traits of predisposed jurors, using analytical research and scientific evaluation.

For optimal jury selection results, seek Jury Research Institute for assistance. For 30 years, the Jury Research Institute’s jury consulting team has been a leader in providing jury selection assistance on cases across the U.S. Comprised of a team of experts, each professional at Jury Research Institute holds a Ph.D. and extensive experience in the courtroom.

How Can Jury Consulting Services Help with Jury Selection?

Before you set foot in the courtroom, your jury consulting team is working diligently to gather data and information about the jury.

Beginning with prospective juror questionnaires, the Jury Research Institute team carefully crafts questions aimed at gathering information about how prospective jurors’ beliefs and attitudes will impact the case.

From responses to jury questionnaires, our jury consulting team creates jury profiles using sophisticated research and analytical processes providing a strong basis for jury selection.

Your jury consultant is by your side throughout the jury selection process, assisting you with making specific choices and determining which prospective juror will be an asset or a liability to your case.

Jury Consulting Strategies Garner Trials, Not Errors

Jury Research Institute’s tag line, “trials, not errors” has proven to be true time and time again. The firm’s group of psychologists and communication specialists make jury selection an eye opening experience, helping attorneys see potential and possibilities in prospective jurors they may have missed otherwise.

The firm’s proven jury consulting strategies offer insight into what matters most to jurors, setting attorneys on the right track for jury selection.

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11Aug/100

Customized Jury Consulting Services–Developed for Your Specific Needs

Even the most experienced lawyers and highly acclaimed law firms will dream from time to time about that perfect trial and the best jury panel. Nothing wrong with that; but the fact is, it takes careful planning, intense research and the help of expert jury consulting services to develop a reliable, customized, unique action plan.

Cases are as individualized as the people involved—every case is associated with a unique set of circumstances, resources and challenges. A “one size fits all” approach just doesn’t work for jury consulting services.

A custom service package offered by a well established jury consultant includes individualized case analysis, customized witness and jury interviewing techniques along with access to specialized tools such as video and courtroom graphic development.

Leading jury consultants like Jury Research Institute offer a myriad of strategies, tools and approaches to case law. Our aim is to strengthen and solidify your courtroom strategy so that the dream of a perfect trial may even seem possible!

Why Custom Jury Consulting Services are Beneficial

Comprehensive, well researched and tested jury consulting services give you a distinct advantage. Here’s how:

  • Whether you are working on a settlement or taking your case to trial, each service can play a key role in shaping and molding your case.
  • Pre-trial services such as mock trials, focus groups, change of venue study, video surveys, web surveys, witness preparation and jury questionnaires allow you to build an analytical argument and approach to trial.
  • During trial, you can tap into services such as developing jury profiles, jury selection assistance, trial monitoring, and shadow jury creation.
  • Once trial is over, your jury consultants can also help you conduct post trial interviews to reveal any misconduct from the other side which may be the basis for appeal.

Jury Research Institute has several years of experience developing case and trial strategies for clients who work in every discipline of law.

Let our expert jury consultants develop an individualized strategy for you. Call Jury Research Institute today, toll free at (800) 233-5879 or send us an e-mail at info@juryresearchinstitute.com

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