Consulting, Pandemic Era Attitudes

Five Advantages of Online Mock Trials

Five Advantages of Online Mock Trials In the age of social distancing and Zoom jury trials, many legal professionals have had to adjust the way they work. Many of the research tasks that we used to conduct in person have moved online.  One of the ways we’ve adjusted to the pandemic is by conducting our mock […]

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Consulting, Pandemic Era Attitudes

Four Disadvantages of Online Mock Trials

Four Disadvantages of Online Mock Trials Because of the coronavirus, many of our interactive research activities – like mock trials and focus groups – have switched to an online format. In many ways, the pandemic merely hastened a transition from in-person or analogue ways of conducting research, to an online and digitized medium.  For example, […]

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Pandemic Era Attitudes

Courthouse Safety Protocols for Pandemic Protections

Courthouse Safety Protocols for Pandemic Protections Bonora Rountree conducted a survey in July seeking to understand which safety protocols were most important to potential jurors. The survey included the protocols that are most often used in COVID-19 safety surveys (for example, masks, temperature screenings, wide availability of hand sanitizers) and added two jury-specific safety protocols […]

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Pandemic Era Attitudes

The New Normal: Managing Jury Questionnaires Online

As more jury trials shift to an online format for jury selection, courts are increasingly relying on online jury questionnaires as a way to prevent large numbers of prospective jurors from gathering together in jury rooms across the country. There are a number of online questionnaire software services – like Snap Surveys, Qualtrics, and Survey […]

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Pandemic Era Attitudes

What to Watch Out for When Selecting a Jury Online

With the advent of online jury selections, many attorneys are wondering how the online selections are different from in person selections. They are different in a number of ways: Keeping Track of Who Is In the “Box” In the courtroom, you’re used to seeing all of the jurors that you’re questioning in the jury box. […]

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