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January 23, 2007

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Brooks Schuelke

I'm a plaintiff's personal injury attorney. We used a similar service called ejury two or three years ago on a large case that was not tried in our area.

You are correct that you miss the give and take. But what you give up in that, you benefit from a huge pool. I think we submitted our case to over a hundred potential jurors. I don't think there is any way other than online tools such as this to ensure that you get the same broad views and diversity of the potential jury pool.

We not only submitted the typical jury questions, but also had a lot of open-ended questions that really helped develop the theories, find out which strengths/weaknesses really resonated with the jurors, etc.

Venue was also in a county known to be very conservative. The numbers from the jurors were very helpful at mediation in helping convince the defense counsel, who were local to the jurisdiction, that the value was higher than they thought. It also gave us confidence that we had evaluated the case correctly (even though we don't have many cases there) and that we should stay high in our demands.

Thanks for your work on the blog.

Brooks Schuelke
www.civtrial.com
www.civtrial.com/blog

PG

It seems like they could get that realtime picking apart by asking the mock jurors to evaluation the case at the same time and post their responses to it on an online forum. That way you could see how the dialogue among jurors would go. On the other hand, that would be more demanding on the jurors and decrease participation.

btruitt

While I have an interest in Trialjuries.com, I am also a practicing trial attorney with 20 years of experience.

I have submitted my own case, and I can tell you that the insights and information provided by the jurors was intoxicating. I can recommend "my service" wholeheartedly as a user.

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