We are drafting a 1,000 respondent national survey on antitrust issues focusing on the recent Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice cases against Facebook and Google. However, our interest goes beyond these lawsuits. Given the cataclysmic events of 2020, we want to get a better understanding of the historical moment we’re now in and be […]Read more
Who Is Willing to Show Up for Jury Service During a Pandemic?
Our COVID-19 survey focused on understanding the characteristics of individuals who were more likely to show up in court if they were called to serve as a juror during the pandemic. Our results indicate that there are unique pandemic-related, social, and political characteristics of people who are comfortable with jury service in a pandemic. One […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Are Jurors Comfortable with Serving Jury Duty in a Courthouse During the Pandemic?
Are Jurors Comfortable with Serving Jury Duty in a Courthouse During the Pandemic? In July, Bonora Rountree commissioned a survey to explore California residents’ views about their willingness to serve as jurors during the pandemic and the conditions under which they would be willing to serve. The survey was conducted online and included 295 jury-eligible […]Read more
Online Jury Questionnaires Make Sense…Especially During the Pandemic
Our firm has a wealth of experience selecting online juries for actual trials. We used that knowledge to inform the content of a survey we conducted with 295 jury-eligible California residents. From those two sources, we’ve learned a lot about how jurors feel about participating in online jury service and how they feel about completing […]Read more
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 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 Monkey […]Read more
Jury Pool Profile: Jury Selections in Alameda County
We gathered data from a few of our recent Alameda County (CA) jury selections to compile helpful information about the most commonly-used statistics, like age and education. In a separate post, we cover these same jurors’ key opinions of lawsuits and damages awards. Age The majority of our Alameda County jurors fall between the ages […]Read more
Jurors’ Experiences & Attitudes about Lawsuits and Damages in Alameda County
Experiences with Lawsuits Understanding jurors’ experiences with lawsuits and damages awards is an essential element of jury selection in civil cases. Our recent Alameda County jury selections revealed that 16.5% of the pool had made some type of claim for damages, and 8.2% said that they had been a target of a claim for damages. […]Read more