A mock juror basically helps lawyers prepare for cases by acting as a pretend member of a jury. It's like a practice trial.
Sometimes, you'll be asked to come to a verdict, but a lot of times lawyers just want you to answer questions on a survey after hearing the case.
These can be done online or in-person.
Doing this can be a great way to make extra money (up to $60/hour) without needing much background knowledge, special skills, or formal education.
Here are some of the best mock jury sites to make money:
At Online Verdict, you can earn $20-$60 per case and each case takes 20-60 minutes.
You'll need to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen to apply.
Usually, 25-50 jurors are picked per case.
Online Verdict is also endorsed by Clark Howard (a popular consumer expert and host of the nationally syndicated Clark Howard Show).
eJury is another mock jury site that lets you get paid to answer questions about a trial.
Each case usually takes 35 minutes or so and you get paid $5-$10 each.
eJury is best if you live near a major city in the U.S. because the opportunities usually go by jurisdiction.
The requirements for eJury are:
- 18 years of age or older
- U.S. citizen
- Able to read/write
- Good morale character and sound mind
- No indictment, felony, or misdemeanor charges against you
eJury was also started by a credible trial attorney named Christopher L. Bagby, so you can be sure it's legitimate.
Another mock jury site is Resolution Research.
This site is run by a marketing research company and includes mock jury opportunities as well as paid surveys.
They also have a referral program you can take advantage of if you know someone else that might want to make little extra money.
You can earn $5-$400 per gig depending on who hires you and what kind of gig you do.
There is also no minimum amount of earnings for you to withdraw.
Jury Solutions is yet another mock jury site that lets you make $20/hour or so.
Here you can do mock trials in-person or online depending on jurisdiction and each takes around 8 hours of work.
5. Virtual Jury
Virtual Jury is another site where you can get paid to become a mock juror as part of a focus group.
JuryTest also lets you give feedback on trials as a mock juror and get paid $20-$50 per case.
You may be asked to give feedback on trials via live chat, voice recordings, or filling out surveys.
Each case takes around an hour or less.
The main requirement they have is that you are a U.S. citizen.
JuryTalk is another mock jury site with mock trials and legal focus groups.
Each case usually lasts one day and you'll be paid soon after (although I'm exactly sure how much they pay).
All you have to do is listen to short legal cases and fill out a questionnaire afterwards.
JuryTalk is also associated with the Wellington Institute Network, which is a provider of mental health services, educational programs, and research.