Jury Test invites consumers to participate in mock trials for pay
Expected pay: $5 to $50 per trial
Commissions & fees: NA
Requirements: U.S. citizen; over age 18; no felonies or current criminal indictments; cannot be a lawyer, paralegal or work for an insurance company
What is Jury Test?
Jury Test enlists individuals from all walks of life to serve as mock jurors. These jurors review a portion — or all — of a lawyer’s case to see how a real jury might rule. But, unlike being a real juror, you usually can review the cases from the comfort of your own home — and earn a good hourly rate for your time.
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Like other mock jury sites, Jury Test asks consumers to listen to a lawyer’s case and provide feedback about how they’d rule and why. This helps lawyers understand whether or not they’re ready for trial.
In some cases, mock jurors will hear a summary version of the entire trial. In others, you’ll be asked to look at just a specific piece of the puzzle. And, you might be asked to provide feedback on what the attorneys could do better.
How it works
After you sign up, Jury Test will email a “summons” to you when it has a trial available. This summons encourages you to go to the Jury Test site and log in. A link to a video of the case will be in your account. And you’re supposed to watch the video and provide feedback.
This site maintains that the typical mock trial will require between 5 and 30 minutes of your time. But, like a real trial, you are supposed to keep any information you learn about the case confidential.
The pay, spelled out in advance, reflects the time and complexity of the case. However, the site says pay will range between $5 and $50. Jurors are paid via PayPal or check once the case is complete.
Notably, this site offers some unpaid cases. But you don’t have to take them.
Getting assigned a case is relatively rare — about as common as getting called for jury duty in real life. Moreover, this site appears to have fewer reviews, which means it may be less active than other mock juror options.
If you want to boost your chance of getting a mock trial, you should sign up with other mock juror sites as well. None of them preclude you from working with others. You can sign up with Jury Test here.
Online Verdict pays between $20 and $60 per case. Cases typically take between 20 minutes and an hour.
LegalFocusGroup pays between $15 and $50 per hour.
What their users say
We were unable to find one consumer review related to serving on a Jury Test pool. This may be a sign that the site doesn’t get much action.