Shadow Jury Posts

  • More Than a Feelin': Using Small Group Research to Inform Settlement Decisions in Civil Lawsuits

    We are excited to share with you the recent publication of Alexis Knutson, M.A., Tsongas Research Associate, with Natalie Gordon and Edie Greene, Ph.D. of University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in the Georgia State University Law Review. The article describes …

  • Reflections on a Shadow Jury Project

    I recently had the opportunity to manage a shadow jury project on a large patent infringement case.  My experience in this trial highlighted a few key theories, and reinforced for me the value of using trial monitors. The feedback provided …

  • The “Free” Shadow Jury

    I just finished reading “How About a Free Shadow Jury?: Inside the Juror’s Mind” in the ABA’s Litigation News section. The headline was undeniably compelling. As a member of a consulting firm that offers shadow juries as a service, I was curious how anyone …

  • Law and Litigation: Shadow juries increasingly guide complex cases

    Premium content from Puget Sound Business Journal by Peter Ehrlichman and Theodore Prosise, Contributing Writers Friday, December 14, 2012   Trial lawyers live in a complex world of case law, complicated case histories and fact patterns, and often are involved …

  • Gender Differences in the Courtroom: Understanding and Capitalizaing on Factors that Impact Credibility

    Sue, Apr/May 2009 Laura Dominic and Jill Schmid, Ph.D. discuss gender differences in the courtroom by exploring: –The masculine/feminine communication continuum –Nature versus nurture: The socialization of boys and girls –The impact of gender on decision making – stereotypes and …

  • Shadow Juries: A Unique Advantage in Civil Trials

    Verdict: American Bar Association, Fall 2009 In one trial, the defense decided to cut three of its four damages witnesses because the focus on damages was degrading the strength of the liability case. In another trial, the defense altered cross-examination …

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