Trial Consulting and Litigation Services
Case Analysis and Theme Development
TCS offers a unique approach to alternative dispute resolution. A concept derived from our trial research, TCS offers private trials with real world jurors. TCS facilitates a surrogate juror based format presided over by a certified mediator or retired judge.
Our private trials are conducted in the same fashion as a trial in state court. We recruit surrogate jurors from the jurisdictional jury district. We screen with conflict questionnaires and voir dire questions provided by the parties
These private trials can also incorporate juror feedback throughout the presentation for the parties to review and analyze.
TCS will also provide a facility for the private trial to be conducted.
This format can be entered into as a binding or non-binding resolution format. Our private trial offers a real world format to resolve cases without the time and expense of trying a case in court.
A focus group is a small-group discussion guided by a trained leader. It is used to learn about participant’s opinions, attitudes, perceptions on a designated topic, and to guide future action. Because focus groups are structured and directed, but also expressive, they can yield a lot of information in a relatively short time.
At its most basic form, jury consulting involves conducting organized mock trials to ‘test’ a case before actually going to trial. Were the right jurors selected? Did they understand the closing argument? Are you valuing the case correctly? Do you need to adjust your theme? When attorneys conduct a mock trial, most of these questions (and more) get answered before the real trial ever starts. It is designed to reveal your strengths and vulnerabilities as well as those of your opponent. This is an invaluable asset to the formation of the most influential case presentation possible, particularly when conducted early in the discovery stage. One of the major benefits of mock trials is to have the opportunity to formulate refinements and devise a course of action to sway the unconvinced.
Focused decisions helps you discover biases on a micro level using juror questionnaires. Our trial consultants will customize questionnaires to your case. With questionnaires tailored to your case you will find out potential juror biases, select who can be removed for cause, and identify your prize jurors.
Who is the ideal juror? Jury-qualified residents are interviewed (telephone and/or online) concerning their perceptions of relevant parties, opinions, decision preferences, and background characteristics.