Jury Consultation:

Voir Dire Questions or Questionnaires: Custom tailored questions and/or questionnaires are designed for Voir Dire.

Jury Profiles: Profiles are created for desirable jurors and strikes according to the fact pattern of your case.

Jury Selection: In court consultation is provided during jury selection. Once a jury is seated attorneys are provided with a written report on jurors with a list of strategy suggestions and possible hazards in the case.

Juror Post Trial Interviews: Post trial interviews of jurors are conducted in person, by phone, or by questionnaire. Attorneys receive a written report on impressions and suggestions.

Theme analysis and Tactical and Litigation Consultation

Tactical Consultation: We work with our investigator or yours to increase the communication and efficiency of your team. We advise and consult with experts on your case and assist in their preparation.

Client Management: We consult and advise clients and families before and during trial as to what to expect during the progression of their case. This is particularly helpful to reduce anxiety and increase cooperation with difficult clients or emotional cases.

  • Power points or trial director – loading or in court assistance
  • Scanning/formatting and digital media
  • Videos
  • Public relations/press releases and packages
  • Web seminars and training
  • Penalty phase consultation in death penalty cases

 Focus Groups:

Focus Groups are often a cost-effective first step in preparing for trial and in determining what potential jurors think about your client and your case. With 2nd Chair Services all of the work is done for you.  Merely provide us with a budget, and we will let you know what style of Focus Group fits your needs.  Everything, from recruitment to facility fees, will be managed so that this process is as simple as possible.

Focus Groups also provide feedback about attorney presentation and style, assist in creating a discovery plan and identify juror profiles. Both focus groups and mock juries help test a myriad of components including effectiveness of attorney arguments, perception of attorneys and witnesses, and development of juror profiles.

Testimonial: “I have have represented clients in over 150 criminal jury trials. I consult with Toni on any case which is likely going to trial. She assists in framing voir dire questions, drafting questionnaires and in selecting the jury. She has also helped decide whether the client should testify and, if so, preparing the client to testify.”

“As experienced trial lawyers know, jury selection is the most critical stage of the trial. Toni’s skill is intangible and not something that can be taught. Because of her unique abilities and years of training and experience, she has invaluable, and often counter-intuitive, insight into jurors. For example, in a recent serious felony trial, I left a prospective juror on the panel on the advice of Toni that I normally would have excused; the juror was instrumental in achieving a hung jury in a difficult case.” – Robert E. Boyce, Esq., Boyce & Schaefer