Jury Simulation, Deliberation Room with Two-Way Mirror DOAR Litigation Consulting
Lynbrook, New York, 2006/2007
94, 9 x 114 x 3,2 cm
plate: 16,6 x 11,4 cm
Director of Jury Consultation, David Klein, and Vice President of Jury Consulting,
James Dobson, monitor and analyze mock trial proceedings and jury deliberations
in order to assist their clients in developing effective trial strategies.
Mock juries are an important part of litigation consulting, a little-known professional
field with annual profits of approximately $3 billion. DOAR's jury simulations offer
attorneys the opportunity to practice case presentations as well as assess performances.
The estimated cost of a single jury simulation is $60,000. They are most
often employed on high-profile, high-stake cases, where cost is of little concern.
Recently DOAR provided litigation consulting services to parties involved in the
World Trade Center insurance litigation and the WorldCom Underwriters litigation.
Participation of litigation consultants in trial preparations has many critics concerned
that legal outcomes will increasingly depend on one's ability to pay.
Jurors for DOAR simulations are jury eligible individuals from the jurisdiction
where the actual case will be tried. They are recruited to accurately reflect the sociodemographic
backgrounds of that jurisdiction's population. They are paid between
$150 and $500 per day to participate in the simulation. All parties sign a confidentiality
Inv. Nr. 2007/62
MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main
Acquired with funding from the Grunelius-Stiftung, Frankfurt am Main
© Taryn Simon
Photo: Axel Schneider