Attorney's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How fast will my firm have the results?
You will receive the Verdict Summary Report for your case via email
approximately 10 days after your case is sent to your Jury. If your case
is in a smaller jurisdiction, where we have a smaller pool of Jurors, or, if
Juror response is slower than expected, we will keep you updated on the
progress of the verdicts.
How many Jurors will review my case? You
may have as many Jurors as you wish evaluate your case and reach a verdict. We
recommend 36 Jurors. This will provide you feedback from the equivalent of 3 to
6 juries, depending upon the size of the jury panels in your state.
How much does it cost? The
cost for review of your case by 36 JuryMatters Jurors and our legal experts is $7,500. There are
additional fees for each Juror beyond the initial 36, for assistance with
graphics and photos, and for additional time with our legal experts beyond the standard two hours.
What are the qualifications for Jurors? The
qualifications to serve as a JuryMatters Juror are very similar to those to
serve on an actual jury. To serve, Jurors must:
When registering as a JuryMatters Jurors, Jurors affirm these statements, agree
to hold all information in confidence, and commit to spending adequate time to fully examine the evidence and render their verdict for each case they
chose to review. As part of the registration process, Jurors provide their contact and demographic information, as well as answer questions similar to those asked during Voir Dire.
What is a JuryMatters' Judicial Review?
JuryMatters' Jurors give you the view from the jury box. Our Judicial Review provides you the view from the
Bench. Our Senior Judical Consultants bring their years of experience as Circuit Court Judges to assisting
you in developing a winning trial strategy:
Be a citizen of the United States;
Be at least 18 years of age;
Have lived for at least six months in the jurisdiction of your case;
Be eligible under the Constitution to vote;
Have not been convicted of a felony.
How are Jurors selected for my case?
Jurors are selected randomly from our pool of Jurors in the appropriate jurisdiction. Alternatively, you can test your case on a specific
demographic group (e.g., men over 50). After submitting a verdict, Jurors
become temporarily ineligible to receive new JuryMatters cases in order to maintain
How does my firm submit a case?
The first time you submit a case, a JuryMatters Consultant will register you by
phone. This is a brief, one-time step to ensure that have accurate contact information for you and your firm. We will answer any questions you have about the
process, so your case can go to the Jury and our legal experts as quickly as possible.
Your JuryMatters Consultant will always do a conflicts check to ensure that we have not been engaged by
opposing counsel. We will only provide our services to the Plaintiff or Defense on a given case --
but not both. To complete the conflicts check, we will ask for the jurisdiction and the names of the parties to the case, but will
not ask for any further information until we confirm that there is no conflict.
There are many ways to submit a case to JuryMatters, including emailing a Word document or other electronic file. Your JuryMatters Consultant will work
with you to determine the approach that is most convenient for you.
What is the format of a JuryMatters case?
There are 6 key components in a case submission:
Confirming, negating or modifying aspects of your Case Theory,
Enhancing Voir Dire,
Strengthening Case Presentation,
Considering possible Objections from either side,
Evaluating Jury Instructions, and
Maximizing winning arguments and minimizing losers.
What about conflicts and confidentiality?
Confidentiality is a cornerstone of our business, as it is of yours. Our
Confidentiality Statement, Privacy and
Security Policy and Terms and
Conditions describe our commitment in this area. In summary, our
JuryMatters Team and Jurors agree to hold in confidence the details of any
cases submitted, including the Parties and the law firms involved. JuryMatters will not
sell, rent, barter, or share in any way the names of our Jurors, participating
law firms or their clients. We will only work for the Plaintiff or the
Defense on a particular case -- not both. We will do an conflicts check on each new case to ensure that this commitment is met.
Case Identifiers include the names of the parties, your case number,
and “phantom” names for the parties. Unless disclosure of the actual parties is essential to your case, confidentiality is always maintained;
The Case Overview is a 2-3 line, factual description of the case, similar to the initial statement made by the
judge before Voir Dire in court.
The Case Summary has two sections: Plaintiff’s View and Defense View.
These are each 3-6 page summaries of the case. The Plaintiff’s View and Defense View combine Opening Statement and Closing
Arguments, including both facts and argument. A limited number of exhibits should be included to help illustrate
the case to the Jurors. Your firm will prepare both sides of the case. It is critical that both sides of
the case be presented in balanced way, if your theory of the case is to be tested properly. Any Evidence, which is likely to be presented, should be included in the Case Summary, even if detrimental to your case.
are presented after the Plaintiff’s View and Defense View. To properly test your case, any Instructions, which are likely to be granted, should be included.
The Verdict Form presented to JuryMatters Jurors is similar to standard Verdict Forms.
The Your Opinion Questions probe Jurors regarding: the facts that were most influential
to them in reaching their verdicts; the other information they wanted or wondered about;
and any factors which would cause them to change their verdicts.