Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mock Trials, But Were Afraid to Ask

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: September 12, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Mock trials? Focus group? What's the difference?
  • Why choose a mock trial?
  • How to get the most out of a mock trial
  • Realistic results and expectations of a mock trial or focus group
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: September 12, 2017


The panelist will help provide insights on mock trials and focus groups. They will also give lawyers an idea on what will work best in their case and how to get the most out of mock trials or focus groups.

This program was recorded on September 12th, 2017.

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Maggy Carney

ADR Options, Inc.

Since 2013, Maggy has been in charge of all management and operational functions at ADR Options. She is responsible for the mock trial services as well as arbitrator/mediator recommendations and referrals. Maggy previously managed Technical Support at an online service provider and handled marketing and design for a bar code reader manufacturer.

Prior to joining ADR Options, Maggy was a Mathematics Lecturer at Burlington County Community College and an adjunct Business Professor at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.

Maggy has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.

Doug Sisk

Mediator & Arbitrator
ADR Options, Inc.

Doug brings more than 30 years’ experience in appeals and arbitrations in both federal and state courts. A consummate neutral, Doug has mediated more than 800 cases in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the tri-state region. He has broad experience in a large variety of cases, including: contracts; personal injury; medical error; employment; commercial; real property; Qui tam; forfeiture; pharmaceutical injuries; and, common tort disputes.

Doug’s experience and availability spans Philadelphia and Delaware counties as well as the rest of Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the Philadelphia and Delaware County Bar Associations, and is regularly appointed as a Judge Pro Tem and in pro bono and Orphans’ Court matters. He is also valuable for pre-ADR, pre-trial and post-trial case evaluation.

He has 25 years experience in the Third Circuit as senior staff counsel, clerk of court, and assistant director of mediation; two years as director of dispute resolution for the AHP Settlement Trust (FenPhen), a nationwide class action settlement; and six years as director and principal mediator of the appellate mediation program of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Doug is a member of the Bars of the Supreme Court of the U.S., Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit of Appeals and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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