Mock Arbitration Research

Magnus conducts mock arbitration research by recruiting two or more panels of arbitrators who have backgrounds similar to the actual arbitrators. Both sides of the case are presented in abbreviated fashion, with opposing counsel’s presentation made by a role playing member of the trial team. The arbitrators complete extensive individual questionnaires and are interviewed as a group following their opinion. Attorneys are encouraged to test their demonstrative evidence when arguing their case to the panelists.

On an increasing basis, many civil cases, especially those of a complex nature, involve arbitration as an integral part of the litigation process. Magnus’ scientific analyses of case strengths and weaknesses, along with our insightful strategy recommendations, should be an integral part of every arbitration experience.

Cases that undergo arbitration typically involve complex issues that would be difficult for the average person to comprehend. Cases in the realm of securities, inducing fraud, and construction are commonly decided by arbitrators instead of juries. In much the same ways as mock jury research is a valuable part of the litigation process prior to mediation and trial, mock provides tremendous benefits to the litigator who is faced with having a case decided in an arbitration.

Mock Arbitration

Magnus conducts mock arbitration research by recruiting two or more panels of arbitrators who have backgrounds similar to the actual arbitrators. Both sides of the case are presented in abbreviated fashion, with opposing counsel’s presentation made by a role playing member of the trial team. The arbitrators complete extensive individual questionnaires and are interviewed as a group following their opinion. Attorneys are encouraged to test their demonstrative evidence when arguing their case to the panelists.

Securities Disputes Arbitration (FINRA)

In securities disputes requiring FINRA certified arbitrators, Magnus selects arbitrators who have backgrounds and FINRA certification similar to the actual arbitrators. Both sides of the case are presented in abbreviated fashion, with opposing counsel’s presentation made by a role playing member of the trial team. The arbitrators complete extensive individual questionnaires and are interviewed as a group following their opinion.

Arbitration Rehearsal

Arbitration rehearsal is similar to mock arbitration with one important exception: Only the attorney who has retained Magnus is involved in presenting his/her case. In arbitration rehearsal, arbitrators are permitted to ask questions and make suggestions to the attorney during an informal presentation. Magnus consults with the attorney, based on the outcome of the rehearsal and feedback from the arbitrators, with the goal of improving the presentation prior to the actual arbitration.

Arbitration Coaching

Arbitration coaching involves the attorney presenting his/her case to Magnus’ consultant, who will provide feedback, based on experience in numerous similar cases, to improve the attorney’s presentation for mock arbitration research. Alternatively, arbitration coaching exists as a stand alone service and is designed to improve the attorney’s presentation at the actual arbitration.

Watch the video below to see an example of a Mock Arbitration.