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    Re: Mock Juries: Do You Agree With Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Mock trials only benefit un-emotional law students, not real people with real emotions.

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    Re: Mock Juries: Do You Agree With Them?

    I was on a mock jury not too long ago, and it was pretty fun. I can't talk about what trial it was for, due to a confidentiality agreement, but I can tell you that it was a pretty big case. Being a juror for a few hours on a Saturday paid pretty good too. For me, it came out to about 80 bucks an hour.

    The reason for mock juries is so that a law firm can decide whether or not a case is worth pursuing or defending. I don't see a problem with that whatsoever. Some law firms will have several mock trials, with different jury makeups, before making a decision whether or not to take on a case, or to pursue a certain strategy.

    BTW, if any of you are interested in being on a mock jury, check out your local Craig's list. That is how I got my jury gig.
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    Re: Mock Juries: Do You Agree With Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I was on a mock jury not too long ago, and it was pretty fun. I can't talk about what trial it was for, due to a confidentiality agreement, but I can tell you that it was a pretty big case. Being a juror for a few hours on a Saturday paid pretty good too. For me, it came out to about 80 bucks an hour.

    The reason for mock juries is so that a law firm can decide whether or not a case is worth pursuing or defending. I don't see a problem with that whatsoever. Some law firms will have several mock trials, with different jury makeups, before making a decision whether or not to take on a case, or to pursue a certain strategy.

    BTW, if any of you are interested in being on a mock jury, check out your local Craig's list. That is how I got my jury gig.
    Why should a bunch of so called experts need "mock" people to tell them if they should take on a case or not? Sounds like a way to be lazy to me. Not to mention the fact that no telling what all kinds of shady are in these things

    But kudos for the cash. Sounds like an easy way to make money. I hope people that do these things take this very serious and not there just to earn some easy money. This is another reason how these things could create bias. The jury is just blase about it and just there for the green.

    Dan, not saying you did any of this and know you are a stand up guy
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