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Trial Consulting

Understanding Juries

 As a full-service trial consultant, FieldGoals.US provides attorneys with the control and confidence crucial to success in negotiating settlements and strength in courtroom presentations. Our in-house recruitment expertise allows FieldGoals.US to choose the potential jurors demographically representative of any county or district to help gain insights into your case utilizing:

  • Mock Trials

  • Concept Focus Groups

  • Voir Dire Design

  • Jury Selection

  • Community Attitude Survey

A Mock Trial consists of two to four panels of jurors who observe a presentation of evidence, testimony and arguments from both sides of a case. Jurors provide feedback through questionnaires and group deliberations, which are memorialzied and viewed via one-way glass, video-streamed to any client computer or digitally projected in an observation suite. Mock trials reveal fundamental dispositions, often with regard to negligence and compensation in a case. Data from discussion and deliberation provides insights to improve risk assessment, witness performance and to sharpen jury selection and trial strategy.

Concept Focus Groups are issues-oriented, informal and less time-consuming than a traditional mock trial. Members can ask questions and talk about what issues they have with the case, quickly vetting out its strengths and challenges. Concept groups last about two hours; the facilitator presents information in a fact neutral, chronological and non-persuasive way.

By partnering with FieldGoals.US, you gain the benefit of our experience in hundreds of trials involving a full spectrum of cases often strikingly similar to your own. Many of our trial teams prefer we also attend jury selection to observe, consult and offer recommendations on the best use of peremptory challenges. 

 

"FieldGoals.US has been invaluable to me in several difficult cases. Their ability to recruit a true cross-section and develop legitimate discussion has helped us refine our trial themes and avoid landmines in multi-million dollar negotiations."

"My colleagues and I have worked with FieldGoals.US on theme development, jury selection, witness preparation and openings and closings in multiple cases.  Their insights have been crucial in helping us shape an effective story and selecting the best juries possible. "

"At FieldGoals.US, they ask the hard questions clearly and incisively, design and execute flawless research exercises and deliver functional research findings that connect seamlessly with every phase of a trial presentation. "