Saturday, June 5, 2010

Make Money as an e-Juror

Have you ever heard of eJury? Me, either, but I'm pretty sure you have some idea as to how the American judicial system works when it comes to choosing jurors and such, and I'm pretty sure you've either participated in or seen a mock trial. Well, eJury's sub-header is "The Online Trial Experience" and it is probably just what you think:

eJury basically allows attorneys a chance to "pre-try" their cases with a jury picked from the site's eJurors. Each case uses no fewer than 50 eJurors from the county in which the actual trial is to be held. They read the case, between five and 12 pages, then answer the questions posed. Eventually, the case "concludes" and a summary is posted for the eJurors who care to see how it turned out; the attorney is sent the results to gauge response, and strengthen his case before it goes to trial.

The qualifications for eJurors are pretty straightforward: You must not be a minor, have no felony convictions, and not be under indictment or accusation of any theft or felony charge. You also have to be able to read and write and be of "sound mind and good moral character," but I'm pretty sure you can read and write if you're even a little interested and I've no clue as to how they would judge the latter. There are a few other qualifications which basically say you cannot be, or work for, an attorney or insurance adjuster.

eJurors are paid $5-10 per case via PayPal, and each case takes about 1/2 to one hour. If you're interested, sign-up and let us know how it goes!

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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