At Garrett Discovery, we provide jury Panel Selection Services by scouring the social media of the jurors and marrying that information with background check data in real time in court. We give you an advantage going into voir dire by discovering issues that would lead to for-cause or elective strikes that you would otherwise not have found. Typically, we are provided with a juror profile, which may include age, children, socio-economic status, etc. Using our sleuthing skills we are able to provide you with a scoring for each juror that can be used to gauge whether or not the juror is one you would select.
Voir dire is difficult, and during jury selection, it is best to be armed with as much information as you can about the jury. If the court has issued a list of potential jurors, we can research their backgrounds and social media.
Real Time Monitoring of the jury’s social media activity during trial ensures that they are following the judge’s orders. Once we identify the juror’s social media accounts, we capture and report on potential issues by issuing an hourly report of only the new posts made during the trial. This type of evidence is of great interest to the court during trial.
The reality is that the news often sways the jurors’ opinions. Although the jurors are instructed to not watch or read any news during a trial, the reality is that they do. Often, we have found jurors have searched for news and articles about the litigants. We offer news monitoring that will capture on an hourly or daily basis any news regarding the trial or your client. This data can be used in trial by providing the jurors with information that may change their hearts and minds, and that information may be contrary to the news they have read.