Jury Consulting, Mock Trials and Trial Consulting Services
At its most basic form, jury consulting involves conducting organized mock trials to 'test' a case before actually going to trial. Like any effective scientific experiment, tests are conducted in the form of alternative arguments or theories, and the results are tabulated and analyzed. Similar to the science experiment, the more one tests, the more accurate the results.
Additional A2L jury consulting and trial consulting resources on our site:
- Read Dr. Laurie Kuslansky's Bio and Download her CV
- Jury Consulting Article: 5 Ways to Research Your Judge's Likes and Dislikes
- Jury Consulting Video: Do Juries Think Trial Technology and PowerPoint Are Too Slick?
- Jury Consulting Article: Using Mind Mapping -- A Wall Sized Graphic -- To Design Trial Strategy
- Jury Consulting Article: The Curse of Bullet Points - The Redundancy Effect
- Jury Consulting 3-Year Study: Why Trial Attorneys and Jurors Communicate Differently
- A2L Consulting Voted the Best Jury Consultants by Readers of LegalTimes
A2L Consulting’s jury consulting team is composed of only the industry’s top researchers used to working on bet-the-company matters. All are nationally recognized experts in their field. Each have been asked to present their thoughts and ideas on a variety of topics for large pieces of litigation, national news media, conferences and association meetings throughout the country.
Our jury consulting approach to each case relies on our experience and the latest research on witness credibility, persuasion, memory retention, and communication. Realizing that every case requires different research methodologies, we work to custom-tailor our services to accommodate your needs and bring a new, creative approach to each case.
Where the case warrants it, our ideal approach to jury consulting involves testing graphics as part of a mock trial well before the actual trial. Since the ABA has found that juror memory and understanding is improved by as much as 650 percent through the use of graphics, we place considerable emphasis on getting the graphics right every time.
The term jury consulting is something of a misnomer since many of the cases we consult on are actually bench trials. In these cases, our teams works to simulate your Judge as closely as possible. When available, we recommend the use of carefully chosen retired Judges to preside over a mock trial. As a result we often use the trial consulting to describe our services more accurately.
The trial consulting-related services that we provide include but are not limited to the following:
Case Evaluation and Trial Strategy
Opening and Closing Statements
How does A2L Consulting differentiate itself from its competition?
One important factor which immediately sets A2L Jury Consulting apart from its competitors is the fact that A2L Consulting is attorney-owned and operated. As a result, the team at A2L can immediately grasp even the most complex legal issues, and can offer a higher level of insight into the development of effective trial presentations and strategies. This critical distinction also serves to save your client money by allowing the trial team to focus solely on its case, rather than having to waste valuable time explaining basic legal concepts. This advantage is particularly important in the context of litigation because of the rigid deadlines and intense time pressure which litigators often face.
To learn more about our trial strategy and exhibit techniques, to have a presentation made to your firm on these and other subjects, to request a proposal for upcoming litigation or to simply ask a question, please contact us.
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Director, Business Development
A2L Consulting offers litigation consulting services to law firms and corporations worldwide. The firm's services include jury consulting, litigation graphics and trial technology. A2L headquarters is in Washington, DC and it has personnel or a presence in New York, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The firm's work routinely takes it to those cities plus Boston, Newark, New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware, Philadelphia, Virginia, Maryland, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix and London, England.