2. Online Juror
The nitty-gritty: Online companies such as ejury.com, onlineverdict.com and jurytest.com will pay you to sit on mock juries to give attorneys and other jury consultants feedback on cases they're working on. Think of these as virtual focus groups. To sign up with online jury companies, you fill out an online questionnaire. When a lawyer needs an online juror that matches your demographics, you're contacted via e-mail.
An attorney posts a case on a secure website for you to log-on and review. You may listen to audio, view video presentations or read material and answer questions. Then you submit a verdict. Once the minimum number of verdicts has been rendered (usually 50), the case concludes. A summary is posted later if you want to see the results.
The number of cases you may be asked to review will vary depending on the number of attorneys in your area who are using this service. Most companies will only have occasional work for you, so sign up for a few. Be sure to read all the disclaimers and details.
The hours: From 20 minutes to more than an hour, depending on the details of the case.
Median pay range: Payments usually start at $10 per case and can go up to $100 per case, depending on the length of the case and trial.
Qualifications: Essentially the same requirements as you would have for actual jury duty. In general, you can't be a lawyer, paralegal or legal assistant, or an insurance company representative. Nor can you be associated with liability claims adjustments. You must be a U.S. citizen; be of sound mind and good moral character; be able to read and write; have never been convicted of a felony; and not be under indictment or other legal accusation of misdemeanor theft or felony theft or any felony charge. And now for those Perry Mason re-runs.