Early Jury Surveys

Wouldn’t it be great to know that your jurors will like your case — even before you prepare for trial?!
An Early Jury Survey will enable you to gain valuable insight into your case early in the litigation, even before you file your first brief.

In an Early Jury Survey, we recruit a group of people who will mirror the typical jury pool in your jurisdiction. Then, with the your assistance, we create an online survey which informs the jurors about facts and evidence in your case, and then asks them to evaluate your case using a series of questions we provide. The results of the Early Jury Survey can become a roadmap for how you prepare your case going forward — even helping you to determine how and under what circumstances to settle the case.

This valuable tool can help you streamline your litigation and work more efficiently as you prepare the case. And in most instances, you’ll have the results and our insights quickly. Contact us to discuss creating an Early Jury Survey for your client.

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Frequently Asked Questions

An Early Jury Survey is something we do either before you file your case, or early on in the litigation. We recruit a group of people who will mirror the typical jury pool in your jurisdiction. Then, with the lawyer’s assistance, we will create an online survey which informs the jurors about facts and evidence in your case, and then asks them to evaluate your case using a series of questions we provide. Once the jurors complete the online survey, we follow up with a phone interview to ask some additional follow up. When we have completed the juror interviews, we perform an analysis of the results and discuss them with you — enabling you to better understand the case as you go forward. In some instances, we may provide you insight which will help your client decide to settle the case.
We look for a group that will mirror the likely jury pool in your jurisdiction. Just as we would in real jury selection for court, we are seeking unbiased jurors who will listen to the evidence and responsibly evaluate the case.
Unfortunately, no. We seek jurors with no knowledge of the parties or their attorneys, just as you would do in court. It’s important also not to have anyone with a likely bias. Since your family and friends would undoubtedly want to support you, they would not be impartial and could not participate without skewing the results.
Once the survey is completed, we typically get the results to you within a few days to a week’s time. Because the surveys have all been completed online, you can get raw data, as it comes in.
The analysis is important because it lets you know at the outset of your case what issues jurors are immediately attracted to or put off by. You’re able to learn where you need additional information through discovery and which issues jurors see as irrelevant. Often, you’ll gain valuable insights into the way to position your case, or the type of information jurors believe it is important to have to make a determination.

Any of these insights can give you solid information on which to base your actions going forward.

It’s also important to remember that sometimes, jurors will let you know that they think your case is weak, or perhaps you have insurmountable obstacles to overcome. In that case, you can take this information back to your client and discuss ways to resolve the case short of full litigation.

The cost varies depending on the complexity of the case and the survey itself, the number of jurors you’d like to survey, and the recruiting efforts necessary to find jurors who will mirror the jury pool in your jurisdiction. In most cases, an Early Jury Survey is an extremely cost-effective tool to add to any litigation preparation.

SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION about an Early Jury Survey

Just click on this button and you'll be able to choose a time to consult with us about an Early Jury Survey and it may benefit your client's case.