What is “Trial Science”?

What is “Trial Science”?

Some people, including many attorneys, wonder if there any science to a trial.  Many trials involve forensic science, experts, engineers, and more, but the concept of “trial science” refers to the science of evaluating and forecasting trial outcomes.  This is the domain of trial consultants, also known as jury consultants or litigation consultants.  Trial consulting is derived from social science, including social psychology, research psychology, statistics, and more.  There is a science to trials, but only when litigation consulting is practiced by scientists.  Unfortunately, not all so called trial consultants are trained in behavioral sciences, so consumers of these services must be aware.  But, more than some clients and prospective clients realize, there is a science, and perhaps an art, to the work of trial consultants. For more information click here, an article from 2’s Company blog about trial science.