Virtual Mock Trial

On May 28, 2020, the Civil Jury Project—with the help of many contributors—conducted a mock jury trial over Zoom. This endeavor had several goals:

(1) demonstrating to judges and attorneys across the country that jury trials can successfully be carried out over Zoom,

(2) showcasing how various specific features of jury trials can work on Zoom (e.g., side bars; in camera voir dire; jury questions during deliberation),

(3) learning by doing: observing what went well and what did not go well, and

(4) relatedly, learning by hearing from all participants involved (especially the jurors): hearing what, from their perspective, went well and what could be improved.

Virtual Mock Trial Highlights:

Virtual Mock Trial Livestream Recording (Tile View):

Virtual Mock Trial on Speaker View: