• Litigants can choose a trial date to occur in weeks, not be assigned one more than a year away;
• Litigants can expand or contract the size of their jury, and decide whether they will present their case to a live jury, or to one viewing online, or to both;
• Litigants can streamline trial preparations through online tools designed to facilitate the preparation and presentation of jury instructions and verdicts;
• Litigants can use CoPO’s proprietary "Jury Selection App" to conduct some or all voir dire, and engage in jury selection, prior to and/or on the day of trial;
• Litigants can toss out foam boards and boxes of bulky binders in favor of evidence which can be presented to jurors electronically— just like jury instructions and verdict forms;
• Litigants can mitigate the effect of one or two strong personalities on the jury, and assure that each juror’s voice is actually heard, by allowing your jurors to deliberate through a dedicated, online chat board, and/or individually respond to verdict questions as part of a compiled final verdict;
• Litigants can stop chasing jurors down the hall and instead use optional Demographic Breakdowns, Post-Trial Questionnaires and Relevancy Meters to examine why the jurors may have responded the way they did.
Here is how it works:
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• Applicable rules of evidence and procedure, including any modifications thereto;
• Identity and role of your neutral;
• Preferred number and residency of live/remote jurors and alternates, and contingencies in event that preferences cannot be fully achieved;
• Manner of juror deliberations and verdict submissions, including:
1) Whether live jurors deliberate and render a verdict traditionally, or through electronic means, and/or;
2) For those jurors who deliberate and render a verdict through electronic means, how individual juror responses will be combined to result in a verdict (e.g. Party with burden of proof meets that burden if at least 75% (9 out of every 12) of the jurors answer affirmatively …; Responses to percentage or dollar figure verdict questions will be averaged to arrive at the final result...);
• Pre-Trial hearings/conferences, including regarding motions in limine, joint trial document disputes, and pre-trial, jury selection.