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The Shadow Knows: A discourse on costs and benefits of shadow juries in civil trials
Jury deliberation has sometimes been described as a black box.1 Modern mastery of shadow juries makes this analogy outdated.
Shadow juries are paid groups of men and women who follow every step of a trial exactly as the actual jury.2 They are engaged for strategic reasons by counsel for one side or another to improve counsel’s chances of a successful outcome. Success in this case means a favourable outcome for counsel’s client.
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