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

The objective feedback you need to evaluate and resolve your high-stakes legal disputes.



First Court has researched and settled lawsuits in 46 states over the past 28+ 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. 

 First Court has worked in almost every state over nearly three decades


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 the service that fits your needs.



Private Jury Trial

Not your typical mock trial 

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. 

PJT Why no header condensed checksTraditional 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. Our engaging 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, your 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.



Sophisticated Technology

Vulcan Interactive Jury Research Technology In ActionOur 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 analyzing the results
  • A guarantee: if you are not satisfied with our work, we will refund your entire fee

The report I get at the end of a First Court private trial is consistently excellent. It includes plenty of valuable data and always has good Ideas and Suggestions, sometimes brilliant!
Mark P. Scheer
Seattle Defense Attorney |


Test. Retest. Win.


This is jury research designed for savvy clients. When your case evolves, your research evolves with it. As you get more facts, your understanding of the case improves, your arguments become sharper, and your evaluation becomes more objective.

How It Works

JR why no header condensed checksJurors from your trial venue log in to our proprietary software 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 respond to the most critical issues in your case.


This is not yesterday's online survey!  This is First Court's JuryReactions®—today's best online jury research service.

Features and Benefits of JuryReactions:

  •     Priced to fit: Develop high quality feedback at a price that is accessible for every case
  •     Objective data in abundance: get 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
  •     Reveal 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: prepare your presentation and you view results at your convenience
  •     Optional:  Extremely effective tool at the negotiation table

Simple to initiate—just schedule a meeting using the link below, or give us a call to discuss the unique details of your case: (701) 671-9160.

JuryReactions is an incredibly useful tool to evaluate a lawsuit or prepare for trial. I would highly recommend using it for a wide variety of cases.
— Tom Conlin | Conlin Law Firm, LLC

Add Ons

Deliberation Option

One thing missing from pure online jury research is juror's reactions with each other: how would the individual juror's opinions play out in the deliberation room?

If deliberation dynamics are an important factor in your case, you can add an in-person deliberation.

  • The day after the jurors complete the self-paced online JuryReactions, First Court recruits six jurors to meet at a local video conferencing facility.
  • The jurors deliberate face-to-face across a table and reach an unanimous group verdict.
  • The deliberation is recorded for your review.

Voir Dire Option

Effective jury selection is a key part of any lawsuit that is going to trial, and a skill that today's litigators get to practice less than ever before.

For a small additional fee, an attorney can practice asking voir dire questions to the group of JuryReactions jurors by video conference. This practice can be invaluable in the courtroom during a civil trial.

The lawyer can select which jurors he or she would strike from the panel before the jurors complete the online JuryReactions. When your team get the results of the JuryReactions, you can see if you would have kept the"right" jurors on the panel for your case.

Ready to learn more or schedule your trial? Please email, or click below to schedule a consultation. 

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