Surrogate jurors give you daily feedback
JRI provides you with the tools to obtain daily feedback about how well the jury is comprehending your case and how favorably your arguments and witnesses are being received. JRI recruits a small group of surrogate jurors who are selected to match the mix of demographic characteristics of the actual jury. Surrogate jurors attend trial each day, listen to the testimony, and leave the courtroom whenever the actual jurors are dismissed. They are not told which side has hired them and their actions are supervised by a JRI consultant. Surrogate jurors are interviewed extensively at the end of each day. You receive the benefits of this debriefing each evening, allowing you to make strategic decisions in your case. The use of a shadow jury is adapted to the needs of the case. Surrogate jurors can be utilized for just opening statements, the first few witnesses or the entire trial.