Our experience is not limited to jury trials. We have also conducted many mock arbitration researches, helping clients increase the likelihood of a favorable arbitration.
- For a “typical” arbitration research, we will recruit and carefully screen 3-4 arbitrators (often retired federal judges or senior-level attorneys). Clients are usually heavily involved in the selection of the mock arbitrators.
- The arbitrators will then hear argumentative attorney presentations of the plaintiff and defense sides of the case. These presentations are often divided into formal opening statements and closing arguments, but they can also be organized into issue-specific “modules”. After each presentation, arbitrators provide extensive written feedback about specific case issues and about how they believe the presentation can be strengthened.
- Following the presentations, arbitrators can view extensive video or live testimony from key witnesses.
- Following the presentations and witness testimony, arbitrators deliberate to a verdict. They are then debriefed by EDGE consultants about issues of concern to the client and trial team. Arbitrators are also typically debriefed by members of the trial team.