Craciun Research has conducted Change of Venue studies for the Federal Defender Office, District of Alaska, Western District of Washington state as well as for private attorneys in Alaska, Washington and California. These studies typically include a sample of 400 residents chosen at random from a Craciun database. In most cases, the governmental agency surveys were reviewed by the courts to rule in favor of a change of venue. During the hearing on motions for change of venue in one such case for Alaska:
Craciun Research Chief Executive Officer Jean Craciun testified about the procedures and methods employed in conducting the Jury Research/survey of the potential juror pool for this case. The court wrote:
“Based on her education and work experience, I find and conclude that Ms. Craciun was well qualified to undertake the opinion survey of the potential jurors.”
Another ruling for a similar case after an objection to a Motion to Change in the District of Alaska, the court wrote:
“Moreover, the updated public opinion survey completed by Craciun Research Group… once again confirms the ongoing prejudicial effect of pretrial publicity and fully supports this court’s original decision for a change of venue.”
Craciun Research has a reputation with the attorneys and courts in the Northwest for high ethical standards, reliable methodology, valid results, and extensive experience working with legal teams.
In addition to survey work performed for the legal community, Craciun Research conducts focus groups to obtain in-depth information about the attitudes of potential jurors toward salient aspects of a case. Finally, Jean Craciun is always available to clients to support all Voir Dire activities.