What is a Virtual Juror?
A virtual juror is part of a team of "virtual juries" that review cases that are submitted by law firms. You provide your feedback about the facts, the lawyers' arguments and you answer general questions. This helps a law firm understand where their case may be weak because you'll possibly have the same feedback or question that a real juror would have. There are no right or wrong answers, you just need to give your honest feedback for each case.
So what's the pay?
I wouldn't necessarily consider it in the "jobs from home" category, it's simply a way to earn money online. I wouldn't consider it a job. You definitely won't get rich but you do get paid. It's how to make extra money in your spare time.
For each verdict, eJurors are paid somewhere between $5 and $10. A typical case review on average takes 35-40 minutes.
How many cases will I get?
It depends on where you live. If you live in a major metropolitan area you'll receive more cases than someone who lives in the suburbs. The cases are determined by county. If you live in the county where the trial will be held, there's a good chance you'll get the case. You are only allowed to review cases in the county or Federal District in which you live.
What are the Qualifications?
The qualifications are typical of any job or to be picked for jury duty anywhere in the US.
There are legitimate sites to earn money as a virtual juror.
ejury.com is one of those legitimate sites. Their terms and conditions are clear and you are under no obligation to review cases. If you sign up and change your mind, just never go back to the site. No harm, no foul.
OnlineVerdict.com is another legitimate site. There is no long term commitment nor are there any sign up fees. You earn money online for cases that you review. They do pay more money per case as their range is anywhere from $20 to $60 depending upon the case.
Unfortunately as with all things these days, there are more scams than not when it comes to being a virtual juror. You'll find sites that promise to pay $60 for a case but rest assured, it's another one of those work from home scams. Definitely stay away from virtualjuror.com. They offer to send you links to other juror sites for a fee. Basically, they offer to sell you something which totally defeats the purpose when you want to work from home for free.