Litigation Consulting & Jury Research
You have questions about your case only Magna can answer.
Magna Legal Services offers a full array of litigation consulting services, including risk assessment and strategic recommendations. We pride ourselves on telling you what you need to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear.
Our experienced jury consultants use a multi-phase jury research method to ensure the statistical reliability and robustness of our ﬁndings. After conducting the early, exploratory stages of research, Magna consultants will continuously develop, adjust, reﬁne, retest, and conﬁrm the best themes and strategy for the later phases.
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How has the pandemic mutated juror perspectives?
By conducting a series of nationwide surveys, Magna consultants examined COVID-19’s impact on prospective jurors’ attitudes and beliefs.
Now more than ever, it is important to know how juror perspectives changed in your specific venue for your specific case issues. Luckily, there are some research tools to answer this question and give you the current data you need to adjust your litigation strategy.
Juror Proﬁling Studies
Using data from our mock trials and focus groups, Magna consultants will analyze demographic and verdict orientations to develop initial juror proﬁles. For further reliability, Magna will then conduct large-scale juror proﬁling studies to validate which types of jurors are likely to favor the plaintiff versus the defense in your case. These studies also help us narrow potential voir dire topics and questions to those that are reliable predictors of verdict orientation.Learn More
Community Attitude/Perception Studies
Magna consultants execute large-scale community attitude and perception surveys to determine any pre-existing knowledge, attitudes, and biases about your case. After community members hear brief summaries of the plaintiff and defense cases, Magna will collect and analyze verdict orientations and thoughts on damages.
Community attitude studies allow us to develop statistically reliable pro-plaintiff versus pro-defense juror proﬁles, determine the best litigation approach, and form focused juror questionnaires and voir dire topics/ questions.Learn More
Jury Selection/Voir Dire
Magna consultants will recommend voir dire topics and speciﬁc questions that will be the most predictive of verdict orientation in your case. Additionally, when permitted by the court, our consultants will develop written questionnaires to be administered to prospective jurors.
A Magna consultant will be present during voir dire to analyze venire members’ verbal and body language responses, as well as recommend the most strategic use of cause and peremptory challenges in order to “de-select” the least favorable jurors.Learn More
JuryScout (Social Media Surveillance)
Do you want to know what your jurors are saying about your case?
JuryScout can access information on jurors during jury selection, trial and post-verdict. JuryScout can monitor their internet activity to ensure that they are following the court’s instructions and gain valuable insight into their thoughts throughout trial and their activities post-verdict.
In-Court Trial Monitoring & Assistance
Magna consultants work with counsel on trial strategy, opening statements, closing arguments, developing persuasive demonstratives, and witness outlines. They monitor the progress of your trial to ensure that the most effective themes are communicated to the jury at every stage.Learn More
Witness Communication Training
Our consultants help witnesses develop a deeper understanding of the themes, context, juror expectations and purpose of their testimony. They also work to correct witness behaviors that get in the way of jurors’ positive perceptions.Learn More
Change of Venue Studies
Magna’s consultants assess the potential biases against your client of prospective jurors in your venue, and provide a data-based rationale for moving the trial to another venue.Learn More
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