Virtual Jury Group is a company that helps lawyers prepare for their trials. The company hires people to work on jury panels to review cases and give their opinion of the evidence supplied. The mock jury panel helps a lawyer prepare for trial and gives them an understanding of how the public will think and react to their case. If you’re interested in becoming part of the jury panel it is easy to register with the site. When a focus group is available in your venue, you’ll be contacted by the site and invited to participate in the panel.
- In order to register and participate in a jury panel, you must be a US citizen.
- All jurors must be 18 years of age or older.
- You can’t have any prior felony convictions.
- The site won’t accept you as a juror if you are an Attorney, an employee of a law firm or if you’re contracted by a law firm.
- The site also won’t accept anyone who is an employee of an Insurance Company or that is contracted by an Insurance Company.
- They are looking for people with high integrity and standards.
- You’ll need to be proficient in English. This means that you must be able to read, write and speak the language.
- Furthermore, you’ll need to adhere to a strict confidentiality agreement if you want to work on a panel.
- Finally, you must own your own laptop, PC or MAC computer in order to participate in a jury panel.
- If you qualify, the company has a registration form for you to fill out.
- They require you to give your name, street address, city, state, zip code, email address, create a username, password, birthday, gender, age, sex, race, marital status, how many times you’ve been married, number of children, your education, income, occupation, political party affiliation that you identify with, what are your life views, religious beliefs, and what are your surrounding home area description.
- Fill out the form and submit this to the company.
- When a jury panel is available in your area that you qualify for, the company will contact you by email.
How Does it Work?
- When a new case has been submitted by an Attorney, you’ll be contacted by email if you qualify for the jury panel. In the email, you’ll find the instructions and how to accept the case.
- The Attorney will upload the case which consists of one or more documents pictures, videos, and recordings.
- After accepting the case, you’ll have access to the information the Attorney has uploaded to the site.
- Review the information, read the documents, view the pictures, watch the videos, and listen to the recordings.
- Afterward, you’ll be given a set of instructions to follow. You’ll be asked to answer several questions and submit this to the site.
- You are given a time frame to complete the case. You must upload your findings and result to the site before the time expires.
How Are You Paid?
- When you receive the email, the amount of money they pay for your time is included in the email.
- Once the case has been completed, the company will process your money.
- Payments are sent out by PayPal. You’ll need to have a PayPal account in order to receive your payment.
- Otherwise, you can request a check to be mailed to you. The checks are only available for US resident. The company indicates that if you request a check this can take up to 30 days to receive your payment in the mail. However, they say this is much faster, but to expect payment within 30 days.
This is a legitimate company that accepts anyone US Citizen to join the site. You must be 18 years of age or older and be able to read, write and speak English to participate in a jury panel. The cases are sent to you by email. You’ll need to accept the case in order to have access to the material the Attorney has uploaded to the website. You will receive your full instructions in the email and how much the case will pay. Furthermore, the email will tell you how long it will take you to review each case.
If you enjoy helping out in a trial, this is a great opportunity to become a member of a jury panel to help an Attorney prepare for their case. The information you supply is confidential and the site won’t sell your personal information. Some cases that you’re asked to review might contain disturbing information. You can decline these cases and it won’t harm your chances of being asked to participate in another jury panel.