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
Jury Test Review:
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. Lawyers use mock jurors to help them understand whether they’re prepared for trial and whether there are specific shortcomings in their cases.
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.
How it works
Once you sign up, Jury Test will email a “summons” to you when it has a trial available for you. This summons will encourage you to go to the Jury Test site and log in. A link to a video of the case will be in your account. 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. Like jurors in real trials, this site asks that you keep any information you learned 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.
If you want to boost your chance of getting assigned a mock trial, sign up with other mock juror sites as well. None of them preclude you from working with others.
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.