Trial Consulting Services
As a full-service trial consultant, FieldGoals.US provides lawyers with the control and confidence crucial to success in negotiating settlements and strength in courtroom presentations.
Our in-house recruitment expertise allows FieldGoals.US to choose the potential jurors demographically representative of your county or district to help gain insights into your case utilizing:
- Mock Trials
- Concept Focus Groups
- Voir Dire Design
- Jury Selection
- Community Attitude Surveys
“FieldGoals.US has been invaluable to me in several difficult cases. Their ability to recruit a true cross-section and develop legitimate discussion has helped us refine our trial themes and avoid landmines in multi-million dollar negotiations.”
A mock trial consists of two to four panels of jurors who observe a presentation of evidence, testimony and arguments from both sides of a case. Jurors provide feedback through questionnaires and group deliberations, which are memorialized and viewed via one-way glass, video-streamed to any client computer or digitally projected in an observation suite. Mock trials reveal fundamental dispositions, often with regard to negligence and compensation in a case. Data from discussion and deliberation provides insights to improve risk assessment, witness performance and to sharpen jury selection and trial strategy.
Concept Focus Group are issues-oriented, informal and less time-consuming than a traditional mock trial. Members can ask questions and talk about what issues they have with the case, quickly vetting out its strengths and weaknesses. Concept groups last about two hours; the facilitator presents information in a fact neutral, chronological and non-persuasive way.
Because jury selection is actually a rejection process, effective voir dire succeeds in identifying unfavorable jurors and minimizing the identification of favorable jurors. Voir dire can also utilize trial themes to begin sensitizing jurors to your position. FieldGoals.US works closely with counsel to develop voir dire that is probative and programmatic in a way that coexists with court policy and is comfortable for the presenter.
By partnering with FieldGoals.US during voir dire and jury selection, you gain the benefit of our experience in hundreds of trials involving a full spectrum of cases that are often strikingly similar to your own. Many of our trial teams prefer that we also attend jury selection to observe, consult and offer recommendations on the best use of peremptory challenges.