Jones Day seeks volunteers for mock jury trial

March 13, 2014

We are looking for 30 individuals who are willing to spend a day sitting as practice jurors to help test the facts and strategies of a particular case. As a volunteer, you would sit on a jury which will hear arguments, see actual trial witnesses and other evidence, and then have an opportunity to deliberate and give your views on how you would decide the case if you had been selected for jury duty. The specifics of the day are as follows:

Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Location: Jones Day’s Washington D.C. Office, located at 51 Louisiana Avenue, NW, 20001
Time: 8:15 AM to approximately 5:00 PM

Volunteers must arrive no later than 8:15 AM on March 29, 2014.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Each volunteer will receive payment of $150 at the end of the day.

If you are interested in participating, please respond to Sheila M. Harris-El, 202-879-3499 or smharrisel@JonesDay.com, no later than Monday, March 21, 2014.  

Additional details:
–        Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
–        Volunteers will be asked to fill out questionnaires about your background and your thoughts throughout the practice trial.  Volunteers will sit through a mini-trial, overseen by a mock judge, and hear arguments and evidence from both sides of the case.  After the trial, jurors will be asked to comment on the strengths and weaknesses of each side’s case.  The practice trial is intended to very closely simulate a real trial.
–        Volunteers will need to sign Confidentiality Agreements—that is, an agreement to keep secret and not share any of the information discussed during the practice trial event.
–        You will need to bring nothing other than your common sense and open mind.  Any and all materials will be provided to you the day of the practice trial.
–        We will ask for all electronics to be turned off, but there will be breaks where there will be opportunities to listen to messages and return calls or messages.
–        No photos or recording devices will be allowed.
–        Metered parking is available nearby.
–        The office is also located within walking distance of the Judiciary Square and Union Station red line stops.

We are looking for 30 individuals who are willing to spend a day sitting as practice jurors to help test the facts and strategies of a particular case. As a volunteer, you would sit on a jury which will hear arguments, see actual trial witnesses and other evidence, and then have an opportunity to deliberate and give your views on how you would decide the case if you had been selected for jury duty. The specifics of the day are as follows:

Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Location: Jones Day’s Washington D.C. Office, located at 51 Louisiana Avenue, NW, 20001
Time: 8:15 AM to approximately 5:00 PM

Volunteers must arrive no later than 8:15 AM on March 29, 2014.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Each volunteer will receive payment of $150 at the end of the day.

If you are interested in participating, please respond to Sheila M. Harris-El, 202-879-3499 or smharrisel@JonesDay.com, no later than Monday, March 21, 2014.  

Additional details:
–        Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
–        Volunteers will be asked to fill out questionnaires about your background and your thoughts throughout the practice trial.  Volunteers will sit through a mini-trial, overseen by a mock judge, and hear arguments and evidence from both sides of the case.  After the trial, jurors will be asked to comment on the strengths and weaknesses of each side’s case.  The practice trial is intended to very closely simulate a real trial.
–        Volunteers will need to sign Confidentiality Agreements—that is, an agreement to keep secret and not share any of the information discussed during the practice trial event.
–        You will need to bring nothing other than your common sense and open mind.  Any and all materials will be provided to you the day of the practice trial.
–        We will ask for all electronics to be turned off, but there will be breaks where there will be opportunities to listen to messages and return calls or messages.
–        No photos or recording devices will be allowed.
–        Metered parking is available nearby.
–        The office is also located within walking distance of the Judiciary Square and Union Station red line stops.

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