What is an online juror?
As attorneys prepare for trial, they often seek feedback on their case from people who are similar to those who may eventually sit on a jury. They can create a mock jury in the community where their case will be tried for that feedback, but that is very expensive. Companies offering mock juror services online allow lawyers to try out their case for much less.
Online jurors may listen to audio, view video presentations or read material and answer questions.
How much can I make sitting on an online jury?
Companies typically pay $10 to $60 to online jurors. Payment is often made via Paypal. Some online juror companies also recruit in-person mock juries. These pay more (but take more of your time), perhaps up to $150.
Sign up for more than one online juror company in order to make more money. Most companies will only have occasional work for online jurors.
How do I become an online juror?
Sign up with online jury companies.This will involve filling out an online questionnaire about yourself. When a lawyer needs and online juror that matches your demographics, you will be contacted.
Restrictions for online jurors vary. In general they might include:
- Must be age 18.
- Must be a U. S. citizen.
- Cannot be a convicted felon.
- Cannot be not be under indictment for a felony charge and some misdemeanor.
- Have basic reading and writing skills.
- Cannot be a lawyer, paralegal, or legal assistant.
- Cannot work in some parts of the insurance industry.
Where can I find online juror jobs?
See this list of online juror jobs.
What information do I have to give to become an online juror?
- Home address
- Driver's license number
- Political affiliation
- Household income
- Marital status
- Spouses occupation
- Education level
How can I tell if an advertisement for online jurors is a scam?
Do not pay to sign up as an online juror. Do not give any financial information like bank account or credit card numbers. Companies that ask are likely scams.