Feedback from shadow juries provides a glimpse into the minds and hearts of jurors sitting in judgment to help litigants determine whether to take a detour or remain on course with their original trial strategy. When shadow jurors work with trial consultants, they reveal their likes, questions, dislikes, and overall impression. Consultants then present their analysis to a trial team.
The shadow jurors’ comments give attorneys reasons to make strategy changes, revisit unclear evidence, modify outlines, create graphics, or rearrange the witness order. Shadow Juries not only provide insights into the workings of an actual jury, but their feedback might also give reasons for settlement discussions mid-trial. Shadow jurors provide inhibited and honest reactions, and by doing this, they guide attorneys in arguing their case to actual jurors.