Focus Group Research and Mock Trials in the Virtual World and Beyond

Event Description


Covid-19 restrictions and safety precautions have changed the way we approach focus group research and mock trials. Even though in-person research may not be tenable, you can still obtain reliable and useful jury research remotely. The panel will discuss using video and screen-sharing platforms to test arguments, evidence, and witnesses on mock juries during the pandemic and how these tools can be employed in non-pandemic times to gather information when budget or logistics limit in-person consulting options.


Merrie Joe Pitera | Ph.D, CEO | Litigation Insights
Rachelle Anderson | Associate | Bowman and Brooke

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 348621


Civil Litigation Section Members: Free*
MSBA Member not in the Civil Litigation Section: $15
Non-MSBA Member: $25
Law Student: FREE

*Join the Civil Litigation Section: Not a Section Member? Sign up now and receive membership through June 30th, 2022. That’s 16 months for the price of 12!

Deadline to register: April 28th. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Kara Haro


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Friday, April 30, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM