Happy Thanksgiving from Litigation Insights

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, all of us here at Litigation Insights would like to take a little time to reflect on the things we are thankful for, and the ways we can give back to our community.  One thing we are all grateful for, is working for a company that encourages and allows us to take […]

Confidentiality and Online Jury Research: What are the Risks?

One of our clients’ top concerns is having the “other side” learn about the jury research or, worst, for the research to leak to the local media. While confidentiality can’t be guaranteed with any method of jury research (e.g., focus group, mock trial), without a doubt, confidentiality is the most difficult to control with online […]

The Limitations of Online Jury Research for Mock Trial Projects

(Part 2 of a 2 Part Series) As discussed in Part I of this series, the ultimate goal of sound jury research is to provide clients with juror feedback on their themes, arguments, witnesses and, when desired, a range of damages that could be expected at trial and the rationale behind jurors’ reactions to damages […]

When is an Online Mock Trial or Focus Group Right for My Case?

(Part 1 of a 2 Part Series) The recent trend and attraction of online jury research are difficult to resist for anyone considering conducting jury research. What’s not to like about online research? It’s easy to implement; it’s much cheaper than traditional jury research and, if time is short, it’s quicker to execute. For clients […]

What is the Best Monitor Viewing Angle for a Jury

When you go to set up audio/visual equipment in a courtroom, imagine yourself in a movie theatre. All movie theatres have one large screen for moviegoers to look at. You want jurors to have a similar experience. There should be one screen, and it should be large enough for all jurors to see. Unfortunately, not […]

Should a Witness Look at the Jury? Keys to Effective Courtroom Eye Contact

  Picture this:  You’re in a room with several people.  You’re having a discussion with all of them, but you only look at one person.  Is that how conversations are supposed to work?  No, because when having a conversation, we have been socialized to include everyone in the conversation.  We may not talk directly to everyone, but […]

How to Preserve Confidentiality in Mock Trials or Focus Groups

These days, when information can change hands as easily as a snap of a picture or the click of a button, we are often asked, “What can Litigation Insights do to ensure my client’s confidentiality in mock trials?” We can certainly understand the importance of this question as it can have a major impact on […]

Trial Graphics and the New Widescreen Format in Powerpoint: A Review

If you’ve opened PowerPoint 2013 and tried to start a new presentation for your trial graphics, you may have noticed something different about the default templates: They are all “widescreen” format (16:9), which simply means they have an aspect ratio 16 units wide and 9 units tall, versus the traditional PowerPoint default of 4:3. Where […]