Mock Trials are more confirmatory in nature, and are designed to determine how a jury will likely react to the current trial strategies. The Mock Trial typically follows the flow of an actual trial, and thus includes opening statements, witness segments, and deliberations.
Formality is a paramount issue in the Mock Trial by Bloom. In order to create a realistic trial-like test of the case, we instill the following methodological components: a mock Judge, a bailiff, a mock courtroom setup with separate client viewing room, a jury charge with instructions and verdict interrogatories, and never reveal to the mock jurors that the project is actually sponsored by only one of the parties involved in the lawsuit. At all times, the mock jurors are instructed that the project is a form of ADR to assist the parties in resolving their differences. We find this process enhances the validity of the mock jury research.