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Reflecting on Our 20 Years at Litigation Insights

As our 20th anniversary year comes to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the remarkable journey and the influences that paved the way for our success and longevity. From humble beginnings, Litigation Insights evolved into a full-service, nationally recognized leader in the trial consulting field. In a field once characterized by an adherence to […]

Why Receiving the Jury List in Advance of Trial is Important to Jury Selection

Although there are many logistical questions to be answered by the court in advance of voir dire, one of the most important questions we always ask when preparing for jury selection is, “When can we receive the jury list?” While some courts will give the list to the attorneys a week (or sometimes more) before […]

The Science Behind Creating a Mock Trial Jury Panel

It is one of the most common questions we get asked before deliberations during a Mock Trial or Focus Group: “How do you divide the juries for deliberations?”  There are many ways we could do it (Draw names out of a hat?  Draw numbers from a bingo cage?), but there is definitely a way that […]

Will Jurors Hold It Against Me If I Object (Too Much) At Trial?

There is some prevailing wisdom out there that holds if one side or the other objects a lot at trial, that side will appear as though they are trying to hide something, therefore causing a loss in credibility with jurors. We can certainly empathize with this question, as it’s one our clients are often asking […]

Confidentiality: A Look at the Best Way to Screen Jurors for a Mock Trial

Screening jurors during recruiting phone calls is, and should be, a top priority for every focus group or mock trial project. When jurors are called to participate in jury research, they complete a rigorous screening process intended to disqualify anyone who has ties to, or special interest in, one of the parties, witnesses, companies, or […]