eJury invites individuals to sign up to serve as mock jurors
Expected pay: $5 to $10 per trial
Commissions & fees: NA
Requirements: U.S. citizen, 18 or older; no felonies nor current criminal charges. Must not be a lawyer, paralegal or employee of a lawfirm
Like Online Verdict, eJury will pay you to review legal cases on behalf of lawyers who want an early read of how things are likely to go in court. However, eJury doesn’t pay much to its online jury pool. So if you’re interested in this type of work, there are better options.
How it works
If you want to sign up with the site, you’ll fill in some demographic and location information and attest to the fact that you meet the site’s requirements.
These requirements mainly consist of the same things that would be required of a real juror. You need to be a U.S. citizen, over the age of 18, never convicted of a felony, nor currently charged with a crime. You also have to attest that you’re not an attorney, paralegal or employee of a law firm.
The company will then contact you when they have a case in your area, providing basics of the time involved to review the case and what it will pay. If you choose to accept the job, eJury provides a link to where you can find the case information online.
Time and pay
The site estimates that each case might take 30 minutes to an hour. For that, they’ll pay you $5 to $10. So, this isn’t a job that even pays minimum wage. When you complete the assignment, eJury will pay you via PayPal.
This is also not regular work. Expect that you’ll be asked to participate in a mock jury about as often as you’re asked to serve on a real jury.
There are a number of sites that will pay real money for opining on cases.
Online Verdict, for example, pays between $20 and $60 per case. And those cases take between 20 minutes and an hour. LegalFocusGroup pays betwen $15 and $50 per hour. And Jury Test pays between $5 and $50 per trial.
Any of these are likely to net you a better return on your time.
What their jurors say (from SurveyPolice):
“Over ten years, I’ve joined (and rejoined), this site. I’ve NEVER gotten an invite to do an eJury??? I’ve been sent more REAL LIFE Jury summons than invites from this site.”
“It depends why you are joining eJury. I loved reading about the cases and am very interested in criminal law. So, I really liked it. But, if you are looking to make money, you will only earn gas money from these folks. It is not enough to pay bills at all.”
“I’ve been on this site for over a year and only done one case so far, but it was interesting and really made me think. I got to read detailed information about the case and how each side presented the facts. I got paid $10 for my time.”
“Took about 6 months to get a case, but fascinating! Paid within the week (PayPal) – $9.”