Strategies for Success: Research Tools


  • Pretrial timeline: Months, weeks or days before trial.
  • Purpose and benefit: Understand jury dynamics by observing jurors deliberate about what was persuasive, to whom, and why. Test opening statement and closing argument. Present critical witness testimony. Formulate trial strategy, juror profile, and development of voir dire.

  • Format: Opposing counsels present opening statements, witnesses, and closing argument; or, alternatively, simply an all-encompassing opening argument. Must be a balanced presentation of both sides.

  • Setting: Court room style with "jury box", witness stand, and podium.
  • Number of jurors: 12, 24 or 36 jury-eligible county residents.

For details of fee package, contact

Patrice Truman of Truman & Associates
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