Jury selection – there’s an app for that !
Litigator Technology has announced the release of JuryStar 2.0 on the App Store. Nominated as a 2012 Best Trial Prep iPad App by The National Law Journal, JuryStar offers a total alternative to the traditional juror assessment system. Created by a litigator with experience in more than 50 jury trials and fine-tuned with the help of many other attorneys, JuryStar replaces printed questions, jury demographic information sheets, and, yes, the sticky notes.
“JuryStar provides solo litigators and trial teams with a professional and relevant format to help organize and prepare their best case for a jury trial in a clean, quick, and paperless format,” said Nancy Patterson, President & CEO of Litigator Technology. “We have learned a great deal from our early JuryStar clients since we launched JuryStar in the fall of 2011. It was the feedback from attorneys, paralegals, and trial consultants that helped shape this major update.”
JuryStar 2.0 offers an improved user interface designed with a minimalist approach while adding new features recommended by trial teams that have already benefited from JuryStar. A video tutorial inside the app makes it easy to learn how to use JuryStar or to teach an associate or paralegal, and also provides a quick refresher course to JuryStar clients between trials. JuryStar offers a dynamic and customizable seating capacity with double-digit rows and columns as well as a full screen view of a custom seating matrix. The seating matrix displays up to 8 rows of 8 seats at once while offering an easy scroll to the left, right, up, or down to see all seats.
A huge time-saver, especially for the high-volume trial attorney, is the new library that saves both the topics and questions related to each topic for each trial – making it easy to access questions used in similar cases. Trial teams will also enjoy the ability to quickly conduct individual and group voir dire with a simplified rating method using positive or negative numbers on a scale from -5 to +5 as well as the ability to strike one or more than one juror at the same time.
JuryStar is available in the iPad App Store for $39.99. For more information about the JuryStar iPad app, including screen shots, please visit the App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jurystar/id540381089?ls=1&mt=8