Nobody else even comes close to the astounding usefulness of your feedback.
— Kevin Taylor—Taylor|Anderson—Denver, CO

Case Closing Jury Research: the objective feedback you need to evaluate and resolve your high-stakes legal disputes..

Traditional focus groups allow legal teams to get in-depth conversational feedback about the issues in a case. However, focus groups lack the authenticity of a real trial format that is helpful to prepare your team for trial. A trial format and realistic group deliberations also help to produce more realistic verdicts. First Court's process brings together the best of both worlds.

First Court's Vulcan Interactive™ software is the key to making this hybrid process work. With Vulcan, you team can instantly view detailed live trial data, video, and written feedback from the jurors. You can access our system on site or remotely, and the software allows teams to collaborate in real time.

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First Court has researched and settled lawsuits in 41 states over the past 25 years. We have worked with dozens of the nation's most elite lawyers from both the plaintiff and defense side as well as with many of the top insurance companies in the country. 

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First Court offers a wide variety of jury research and jury consulting services that can be customized to meet your needs. Our services include:

If your case demands a unique approach, we will put together an service that fits your needs.


Private Jury Trial 

  • Our premier jury research service
  • Full day to present case and gather feedback from jurors
  • Realistic trial-like format
  • 3 group deliberations/verdicts.
  • Individual verdicts from each juror
  • Video recordings of all proceedings, feedback, and deliberations
  • Extensive report summarizing and analyzing results
  • Guarantee: if you are not satisfied, we will refund your entire fee

LIVE Deliberation

  • 2+ hours online session to present case and gather feedback from 20+ jurors
  • Individual verdicts from each juror
  • 1 live group verdict/deliberation
  • Convenient online format
  • Prompt report summarizing results included
  • Guarantee: if you are not satisfied, we will refund your entire fee
  • Approximate cost: $13,200


  • We package the case into small bites
  • Jurors digest one screen at a time
  • Jurors evaluate lawyers and witnesses on video
  • Pictures, diagrams, documents are also reviewable. 
  • You watch each juror at work through webcam
  • Improve and repeat survey as discovery unfolds
  • Optional:  helps both sides see the case more objectively
  • Cost: $7,400 (setup) + $2500 per cycle (ten jurors)




A First Court Private Jury Trial is our premier jury research service and is appropriate for the most important cases. Our focus is on providing you with high-quality objective feedback from a representative group of jurors from your venue. 

With a Private Jury Trial you can be confident that you will receive truly useful feedback targeted to the issues in your case that are most important to you.


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Our Private Jury Trials give jurors safe opportunities to tell us what they honestly think. 

Specifically, we provide each juror and client with a touchscreen computer, then link them together in a courtroom network. Our exclusive software gathers ad hoc feedback from jurors throughout the trial and organizes juror feedback on the critical questions in your case.


With a First Court Private Jury Trial, you get:

  • An abundance of objective feedback on the issues you most care about
  • A dry run through your arguments
  • A chance to see how your key witnesses fare in front of jurors
  • Our exclusive Vulcan jury research software
  • Video recordings of the entire Private Trial
  • An option to participate remotely, saving travel time
  • A detailed report summarizing and analysing the results
  • A guarantee: if you are not satisfied with our work, we will refund your entire fee


Live Deliberations

The benefits of full-scale jury research without full-scale jury research costs.

Many of today's litigators find real decision-making value in jury research and would like to use it on all of their significant cases. But, high costs tend to restrict jury research to a few cases involving astronomically high stakes.

That cost barrier has now been broken. Live Deliberations provide most of the benefits of a full-scale mock trial at a fraction of the cost. At $13,200, our standard fee is less than the cost of many depositions.




Each juror is from your venue and is personally interviewed by phone. You will know lots about their backgrounds.

You make a 20-minute argument for each side of the case to all 18 jurors through our secure web-based software and the jurors provide instant feedback for you.

You then present witnesses for another 40 minutes, while our jurors provide more instant feedback. Finally, the jurors answer questions about the case and provide 18 individual verdicts.

Phase 2

We select the three strongest pro-Plaintiff jurors and the three strongest pro-Defense jurors to deliberate, LIVE, face-to-face in the same video conference room.  Clients watch the deliberations unfold in real time. In many cases these jurors disagree vehemently, but then reach a Verdict in about two hours.  Their discussion is extremely helpful.

Live deliberations is a lawyer-friendly service that is valuable precisely because it generates so much intensely human feedback. I will definitely recommend this tool in a lot more cases.
— John C. Donovan—Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson, & Haluck—Irvine, CA
Because of the feedback from our live deliberation, we dramatically changed our assessment of damages in a major case. This saved us a lot of money.
— Steve Storslee—Storslee Law Firm—Bismarck, ND


      • Cost: $13,200less than many depositions
      • 18 jurors working with us online, for two and a half hours
      • Detailed written feedback on key issues from 18 jurors
      • Jurors see counsel giving live closing arguments
      • 18 Individual verdicts
      • One face-to-face deliberation lasting up to two hours, where the three strongest plaintiff jurors square off against the three strongest defense jurors.
      • Video and a group verdict from this live deliberation
      • An interactive, online report giving you access to all the deliberations, all the verdicts, all the feedback answers, and all the juror notes.


      Test. Retest. Win.

      This is jury research the way savvy clients like it.  The Setup fee is just $7,400; re-testing with a fresh set of ten jurors costs $2,500. When your case evolves your research evolves with it;  as you get more facts your understanding of the case becomes sharper and more street-smart.

      Here's how it works.  Local jurors log on when it is convenient for them. They see the Story of your case and react to one screen at a time.They evaluate lawyers and witnesses on video. They respond to pictures, diagrams, animations, documents and bullet point summaries of testimony. You can even test expensive expert testimony . . . . before hiring a single expert! Most interesting is that the webcam is on: You actually see the faces of your jurors and hear the emotion in their voices as they react to the most critical issues in your case.

      This is not your grandpa's survey!  It is First Court's JuryReactions -- today's most cost-effective jury research format.

      Features and Benefits of JuryReactions:

      •     Super low cost:  $7,400 + $2,500 for each fresh cycle of juror feedback
      •     Truly fair and objective feedback on fault, causation and damages
      •     Fly with radar: Learn what jurors need to hear while discovery is still open
      •     Test anticipated expert conclusions without hiring a single expert
      •     Uncover what lay people really think of the key witnesses
      •     Push the envelope: Test edgy arguments for both sides.
      •     Unexpected turns in the case?  Simply edit a few slides and re-test with fresh jurors.
      •     Zero scheduling hassles-- you view results at your convenience
      •     Perfect tool to prepare for a traditional full day research trial
      •     Optional:  Extremely effective at the negotiation table.

        Simple to initiate-- just send us a "Story of This Case." (yellow button below)