Most of us cannot help but let out a sigh when finding a jury notice in the mail. Jury service usually means taking time off of work, finding babysitters, rescheduling plans, possibly losing money, and waiting around in a courthouse for the day, sometimes longer. But, we all understand that it is important to the foundation of our legal system, and reminds each of us that if we were in the position of a Defendant, we would have the right to a fair trial, including a pool of our peers; jurors. For attorneys and law firms, jury service is a huge undertaking and could take days, weeks, or months to hand-select a group of selected, unbiased, favorable jurors for a case. On top of jury selection, attorneys have other arrangements, meetings, motions, trial preparation, preparing clients, and more to do before heading into a trial.
Law firms and attorneys can easily feel overwhelmed by the heavy workload of trial preparation. Knowing that jury selection is an extremely important part of due diligence for a client, there is the added pressure of getting it right, that is, picking the right jurors. However, private investigators can ease this process, assist attorneys with selection, and do research into making the right selections.