The American justice system and courts are jam-packed with civil and criminal cases that have millions of dollars at stake. One bad move or faulty argument by an attorney, and an entire corporation could face bankruptcy. To test arguments and evidence, some attorneys turn to companies that offer “test” juries. It is the closest thing they have to a crystal ball. Lawyers offer evidence or give presentations to people similar to potential real jurors and see what happens.  That’s where you come in.

How It Works

Similar to actual jury duty, your name goes into a virtual pool where you’re chosen randomly or by the area you live in. If chosen, you are sent files so you can hear, read or see the arguments. Then you fill out a questionnaire and return it.

Sign Up

Ejury pays $5 – $10 per case, depending on its length.

Trial Juries pays $30 or more via PayPal depending on the complexity of the case. You’re not obligated to participate and you can stop at any time.

Online Verdict pays $20 – $60 per case depending on the complexity. Checks are mailed once a month. The number of “cases” depends on the number of attorneys in your area. Time range per case is 20 minutes to 1 hour.

Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be of sound mind
  • Must be able to read and write
  • Cannot have been convicted of a felony
  • Cannot be an attorney, paralegal, or legal assistant
  • Cannot be employed by an attorney
  • Cannot be related to an attorney (married or by blood)
  • Cannot be employed as an insurance adjuster, or associated with the adjusting of liability claims

Participating in virtual juries won’t prevent a jury summons or jury duty.  The experience can help prepare you for actual service. The companies also offer some quick cash, although you won’t get rich. The signups are painless and take less than two minutes each.

 This has been a guest post by August from Granite Falls, NC
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19 thoughts on “Verdict: Get Paid More for ‘Jury Duty’”

  1. Katrina says:

    Online Verdict link is working for me! I don’t know if they just weren’t accepting people when others tried to click on it, or what, but it works now!

  2. Leilani says:

    I signed up with Online Verdict about 2 years ago and never heard a thing about participating… I always wished I had though… it sounds fun!

  3. Anonymous says:

    BBB says Trial Juries is possibly out of business. I checked Ejury and it had an A+ rating. My question is whether or not the person who wrote this article is actively using all three? 

    •  Yes, I singed up for all three of them before I wrote the article to make sure they worked properly. All you have to do is give them your email, then they select you on a needed basis. You might not get anything for days or months, but when an attorney does show up in your area, or need something done from someone like you, you may be selected. It’s great for people in bigger cities.

  4. Shauna says:

    Even going to onlineverdict.com and selecting juror I am still getting the same errors as the direct link. Thank you for all this info though!

  5. guest241 says:

    I have never done this online, but I have done this from an ad in the Greensheet. I went to the Lawyer’s office (in my neighborhood) I got paid $100, AND they fed me. It was soooo interesting and I met 6 others, who were also very interesting. They left us with questions, then watched  us (behind closed doors).  Just a great experience. Hope we can find a site that works. 

  6. Is this safe?  Just worry about scams.
     

  7. Tracy K. says:

    You do this at home? Are there restrictions (as in a real juror) as to you can’t ask say a spouse what they think? How often do you typically get a case? 

    • Yes you do this at home, or where ever you have computer access. I would assume the rules were the same -the companies is paying you for your opinions, so you’d want to practice confidentiality as much as possible. Like the article says, you only get them based on your areas need for it.

  8. lrhw says:

    The “online verdict” link isn’t working for me.

  9. Godsangel4ever says:

    Where do you go to get more information/ sign up?

    • Ana says:

       under sign up click which one you are interested in:::

      Ejury pays $5 – $10 per case, depending on its length.

      Trial Juries
      pays $30 or more via PayPal depending on the complexity of the case.
      You’re not obligated to participate and you can stop at any time.

      Online Verdict pays
      $20 – $60 per case depending on the complexity. Checks are mailed once a
      month. The number of “cases” depends on the number of attorneys in your
      area. Time range per case is 20 minutes to 1 hour.