The practice of trial law is becoming increasingly complex.
Lawyers are faced with balancing more information than ever as they enter into a trial. Issues as nuanced as the type of jury you select and the wording of your opening statement have the potential to give you a significant advantage. With social scientific training in group decision-making, a dissertation that examined how opening statements influence simulated juror deliberations, and with techniques learned as a member of the American Association of Trial Consultants (AATC), Morrill Solutions can help you use information in the course of a trial to your benefit. Some of the services we can provide include:
Mock JuriesMorrill Solutions can present key arguments to individuals who fit potential jury profiles in order to see how arguments resonate and to potentially inform your voir dire process. Many lawyers have found that information gleaned from mock trials help inform pre-trial negotiation strategies.
Change of Venue Surveys
Morrill Solutions can provide attorneys information they can present to the court on whether or not a jury pool has any preexisting bias toward a case. We can provide you with quantitative results that will support your change of venue request.
Voir Dire Assistance
Choosing the best jurors to hear your case is an essential process in any trial. Morrill Solutions can help you navigate the potential restrictions and difficulties associated with this important -- and often overlooked -- process.
Thematic Development of Trial Information
As a researcher of messages, Morrill Solutions can help you develop cogent themes in your case that will resonate with your jury. This includes assisting you in the development of your opening and closing statements and framing information to reinforce a central theme.