There are so many ways to make money online, but being an online juror is probably one that you haven’t heard of before. Two websites, eJury and Online Verdict, allow you to sign up as online jurors and review legal cases presented by attorneys in your area. You will be presented with the facts about the case, along with the evidence and witness statements. Once you have reviewed all of this information, the attorney will provide you with an online questionnaire that you will be required to fill out. This is where you leave your feedback about the case and your thoughts about what the verdict should be. The attorney will use this information to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of his or her legal case, which will help them better prepare for the actual trial in a real courtroom with real jurors.
The cases presented to online jurors are civil cases. They are lawsuits filed to recover a specific amount of money due to various legal theories. The attorneys in a case will try to get feedback from online jurors to help them figure out how to win their case and if there should be a settlement or not. Remember you are only giving your opinion to the attorney. You are not a real juror, so your decision and feedback have no direct impact on the outcome of the case. The feedback is only to help the attorney figure out how to represent their client more effectively.
To get started as an online juror, go to one or both of the websites and click the “sign up” button. You will be asked to fill out your personal information, including your driver’s license number for identity verification purposes. Once your profile has been accepted, you will periodically receive email updates when an attorney in your area posts a case. If you want to participate in that case you click on the link in the email and it will take you to a special screen where you can begin reviewing the case. After you fill out the questionnaire and it has been reviewed by the attorney, you will be paid through PayPal. The average pay rate is $10 per case.
The number of cases you will have depends on your location. A big metropolitan city area will have more cases than a rural area. But even if there are a lot of cases, you have no long term obligation as an online juror and you can accept or decline any number of cases that you receive in your inbox. But the more you accept, the more money you will make.