Here is an interesting article about attorneys and trial consultants using shadow or mock juries to determine the strengths and weaknesses of their case. Shadow juries can also be useful in predicting case outcomes.
Before the jury dissecting the weeks of evidence presented in the crime-camera civil trial came back with a $16.3 million verdict, attorneys for the plaintiffs suing computer giant Dell Inc. and city officials thought they had an idea of what jurors might decide.
They already had the verdict of a "shadow jury," a hand-picked group of regular folks who had followed every day of the trial and, after testimony was over, deliberated individually...
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