Since the participants had already been fully recruited, and the date set at the focus group facility, along with deadlines for client expectations in place, there was meaningful concern that postponing the project might cause respondent fall-outs and delays. Hence it would be ideal if the mock jurors could be at the focus group facility in person, but have the attorneys present from their own locations, and the deliberation group moderators to do the same.
What We Arranged
We prepared the attorneys and moderators by conducting a walkthrough of our CCam focus streaming platform. They were taught how to view the attendee list, utilize the backroom chat and share files within the platform. A short client run-through was also conducted for the remote observers so they would be able to switch back and forth between deliberation groups with ease.
The client initially thought that having critical attorneys and moderators not being able to attend the sessions in person would pose a problem for their plans. With our CCam® focus HD 360° streaming solution they did not miss a single detail during deliberations. Joining the session with just one click, no download needed, enabled the attorneys and trial consultants to present and communicate with the participants easily. Our active viewer feature let them see close ups of mock jurors as they were talking. They were able to benefit significantly from the technology’s capacity to be a fully integrated solution for recording, streaming, analyzing, and organizing vast quantities of multimedia data.
CCam® focus is made up of an advanced video streaming solution utilizing a 360° video camera with omnidirectional microphones that capture every detail of the sessions. The remote observers were able to get an up-close and personal view while the respondents spoke as they expressed their views on the case. Even though they were unable to attend the sessions in person remote viewers were still able to get the best seat in the house! The mock trial was a success. It demonstrated that Hybrid solutions, when managed properly, present a unique way to move mock trials along quickly, accommodate the varying travel and social distancing expectations of individuals, and achieve outcomes that meet trial consultant and client goals.
CCam® focus is a product and service solution of Civicom, and supports mock jury trials.