December 19, 2007
Earn Some Extra Cash As an Online Juror
This is more of an "extra" source of some income...not something that will pay bills so much. But it is free to sign up, and could be alot of fun. Lawyers deciding whether or not to accept a case or looking for preliminary feedback on cases they're currently handling use various websites as a cost-effective tool for research and focus groups before heading into a real courtroom.
The website states :
A: Each case review may take anywhere from 20-60 minutes to complete depending on the length of the case summary and the number of attorney-provided questions. Juror payment amounts ($20-$60) reflect the amount of time it takes to review a case. The amount of payment for each case will be noted in the email invitation jurors receive. Checks are mailed once a month.
Q: How are mock jurors located?
A: Potential jurors are recruited all over the country through email and/or other recruiting measures. To join, a participant must answer a series of demographic questions (e.g. date of birth, marital status, ethnicity, employment status, etc.) and agree to the terms and conditions of the service. A juror’s profile is then stored in our database. When a case is posted in their venue, eligible jurors will receive an email invitation to review the case.
Sounds like it could be fun, and could bring some extra money for answering questions and giving opinions from home. Check out the website and see what you think!