Is eJury.com a scam?
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I do not think there is a person in this country who has not said, “I should have been on that jury,” Think about the Casey Anthony trial. We all had an opinion on that case and the subsequent "verdict". Some of you out there probably watched the whole thing for months. Well imagine if you could have been part of that trial and could have helped sure up the prosecutor's case. Imagine being paid for it too. Well that case is long gone and hopefully they'll never be one like it again.
But if you are interested in helping shape cases and get paid for it, this is the review for you.
eJury.com provides you the opportunity to get your voice heard from the comfort of your sofa! I am going to tell you right off this is a legit company, it been around since 1999, has an A+ BBB rating ( if that matters to you, not so much to me as I like to get my information from various resources.)
I’m sorry, I need to digress a sec… reality check here. Did I say long time and 1999 in on sentence? How in the heck did 1999 become a long time ago? Damn I'm getting old! Ok back to the task at hand. Ejury is straight up company, so let me tell you all about it.
What is eJury?
EJury is a way for trial attorneys to test the waters so to speak to see what the common every day, non-legal eagle sorts think about the facts in a case the are working on. This gives the attorneys helpful information on finding strengths and weaknesses of the evidence, gets insight into "public" attitudes, helps them with jury selection, can help them with the most effective arguments and even with establishing a settlement value.
What they do is prepare a case with all the facts and arguments from both sides, the prosecution’s arguments and the defense side of things. EJury gets it all organized in a standard format. At the end of the case there are questions to answer about what you your thoughts were regarding the case and material presented. Once finished with the questions you submit your verdict. Sound interesting to you? Here is a sample brief from a previous mock trial, so you can see how well they organize and set it all up.
In a court room they have 12 opinions decide a case, with this they get a minimum of 50 people sharing their two cents, well really it is $5-10. This is like a focus group– one of the legitimate opportunities I have recommended in the past. However you don’t actually have to leave your home to participate in this type of focus group.
How does eJury work?
You get an email about a mock trial opportunity and a deadline. You log on, go to the secure room where a new write up like I showed you above is, and read it carefully. Then answer the questions and submit your verdict. They take submissions until they reach their target number which is usually 50, then the trial is closed. So it sounds like you should log in as soon as you can after getting the email!
Once you get the hang of it and get comfortable with the legal mumbo jumbo in these things, it would take you about a half hour or so to do a 6 page brief, which would bring you in $5.
For more details on exactly how it works you can read about it here.
How do you get paid and how much?
You get paid $5 -10 for each “mock” trial. On the top of page for each case, it clearly states the payment for that case. The amount depends on how many pages are in the brief. Once you submit your verdict, the payment is sent to you via Pay Pal. So you must have a PP account. (How many times do I have to tell you to go get one? Well, here is one more. Lol) It is a well oiled machine. You do the work, you get immediate payment, which of course is something that suits me to a T. Always love it when the green stuff comes my way without having to wait.
How much money can you make?
Well eJury and other mock trial sites like them will never be a big money maker. They are upfront about it from the get go. Like with paid surveys, the number of offers you receive depends on where you live and demographics. Larger cities and more populated counties get more chances than more rural areas. I think there are places, like in Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolis, where this company got its start, where you might get one a week. But I think for the most part it will be a once and awhile kind of thing. Most people just do it because it is kind of fun.
Are there special qualifications?
Well as a matter of fact there are a few restrictions that you can read about here.
Basically, you must be 18, a US citizen and not work in or be married to a lawyer or liability /insurance adjuster. They also ask that you be able to read and write. (No comment on why that felt they had to include that tidbit) Oh yeah you can’t be a felon or have ever been convicted of a felony….. sorry.
How do I sign up to be an eJury mock trial juror?
There is a form to fill out where the company will verify your qualifications, give them your demographics and identity verification details (your drivers license number) which they will use to check your felony convictions records and make sure you are who you say you are. lol
Once they do all their checking, you will get an email that you have been accepted to eJury and then you get your log-in details and instructions on how to access the open cases you qualify for.. There is no minimum obligations, you stay with them as long as you like, or don’t like.
OK time for me to try to find some of the cons for this totally legitimate company that pays you quickly.
Well the main con is obvious, there will be great mock juror candidates that never get called because they live in the middle of nowhere, or in places where there are not many trials or where attorneys don’t use eJury. The more populated the county you live in, the better. Note COUNTY not COUNTRY is what they talk about. That mix-up of words is one of the biggies for you skimmers out there.
Some folks are jittery about giving out their drivers licence online. I don’t blame you. They have to have it in order to confirm your identity and make sure you have never been convicted as a felon. Just like if you went to the courthouse. So for many of you that is a con and possible deal breaker.
You can’t earn a living with this. It’s a common argument I hear from people when I provide these various little ways to make money online. If you’ve read enough of my articles you already know what I’m about to say and can ignore this part of the article. For the rest of you, No you can’t depend on this for consistent money or to pay all your bills. However I’m a big proponent of multiple streams of little income. Why have all your eggs in one basket when you can have different sources of income coming in at different times from various companies? You’d be surprised how quickly all these checks add up to some nice money. It doesn’t mean you should stop looking for a tradtional work at home job that can support all your needs. But that can take a while. Why not make some money in the mean time with these various little opportunities?It’s a no brainer to me. But I appreciate any money coming in. Not everyone has that philosophy. For some people it’s all or nothing. To each their own, I say.
Just because you are married to an attorney or insurance adjuster, or a blood relative of one they don’t let you sign up. Like those folks go home and talk about their work or call up their brothers an sisters and blab about their jobs. Anyway there is legal mumbo jumbo for why you can’t do that, and probably more of a pre-conditioned bias.
So is eJury Legitimate?
Yes its, and it’s something I can fully recommend you trying out. I know there are several other mock trial online places out there, and if there is enough interest, I will be happy to look into some of them for you down the line. I would think it would be interesting to see how lawyers work up both sides of an issue. Anyway, go for it.
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