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Jury Talk Review – Legit or Scam

Updated August 20, 2018 – The Website Link is Offline

Jury Talk is a way for people to join a research juror group to earn money for mock trials. Normally this is a one-day focus group that you’ll be asked to participate in if you fit the qualifications for that trial. The mock trials are conducted by Wilmington Institute Network. The law firm is a psychology firm that has been conducting mock trials and focus groups for over 40 years. If you’re selected to join the group, you’ll be listening to a brief format that is presented by one of the firm’s skilled attorneys. Your job will be to give your opinion about the case.

How To Join:

  1. In order to become a mock juror, you’ll need to fill out the information on the sign-up form.
  2. The sign-up form is rather long and they ask you different questions about your occupation, employer, if you’re married, how many children you have, and your ethnic background.
  3. They are interested in knowing about your education, if you attended college, and if you have any degrees.
  4. Once you finish filling out the application the company will review your application and contact you by email.

Who Can Join?

  1. You must live in the United States to become a mock juror.
  2. They need people who are 18 years of age or older.
  3. Each person that applies must be a United States citizen.
  4. You can’t have a felony record to apply for this position.
  5. They require each person to have good moral character and be of sound mind.
  6. Furthermore, you can’t be employed or even associated with an attorney or a law firm.
  7. You can’t be an active attorney, legal assistant or paralegal to sign up for a mock juror.
  8. They don’t want people who have a current jury summons or been a party to a lawsuit in the past.

How Does it Work?

  1. After your application has been accepted the company will send you an email when they have a case in your area.
  2. You’ll have the chance to accept or decline the case.
  3. If you accept the case, the company will send you the details in an email.
  4. You will either participate in a focus group or be part of a mock trial.

About The Company:

  1. The website has been online for 19 years and it appears that it hasn’t been updated in several years.
  2. The company is located in Addison, Texas and has two different offices. The second office is in Huston, Texas.

How Much Do They Pay?

  1. It appears that the company won’t disclose any information about how much you can earn as a mock juror.
  2. People who work for this company haven’t given any indication of how much they earn for their time.
  3. Basically, there isn’t any information about how much you’ll earn or how the company will pay you.

My Thoughts About The Site:

  1. The website was put up online 19 years ago and has never been updated.
  2. There is basically no information about this company online.
  3. Anybody who has worked here in the past hasn’t talked about the company or even said how the company pays.
  4. The application is fairly long and asks a number of personal questions.
  5. The site doesn’t have an FAQ page. There is no way to find out anything about the site before signing up.
  6. Many people will recommend this site, however, there is no information about the site anywhere.
  7. This is very strange considering the site has been online for 19 years and people recommend this site as a good opportunity to work online.

Conclusion:

It hasn’t been proven that this is a scam site. However, there is also no proof that this is a legal paying site that will actually pay you for your time. It is very difficult to determine if this company makes you sign a disclosure statement or not, that won’t allow you to talk about them or not. If you’d like to try this company, my advice is to proceed with caution. There is basically no information about the company anywhere online. You should try to contact the company at one of their offices in Texas. It is best that you speak to someone before signing up with this company.

 

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Virtual Jury Group Review – Legit or Scam

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.

Juror Registration:

  1. In order to register and participate in a jury panel, you must be a US citizen.
  2. All jurors must be 18 years of age or older.
  3. You can’t have any prior felony convictions.
  4. 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.
  5. The site also won’t accept anyone who is an employee of an Insurance Company or that is contracted by an Insurance Company.
  6. They are looking for people with high integrity and standards.
  7. You’ll need to be proficient in English. This means that you must be able to read, write and speak the language.
  8. Furthermore, you’ll need to adhere to a strict confidentiality agreement if you want to work on a panel.
  9. Finally, you must own your own laptop, PC or MAC computer in order to participate in a jury panel.
  10. If you qualify, the company has a registration form for you to fill out.
  11. 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.
  12. Fill out the form and submit this to the company.
  13. When a jury panel is available in your area that you qualify for, the company will contact you by email.

How Does it Work?

  1. 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.
  2. The Attorney will upload the case which consists of one or more documents pictures, videos, and recordings.
  3. After accepting the case, you’ll have access to the information the Attorney has uploaded to the site.
  4. Review the information, read the documents, view the pictures, watch the videos, and listen to the recordings.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?

  1. When you receive the email, the amount of money they pay for your time is included in the email.
  2. Once the case has been completed, the company will process your money.
  3. Payments are sent out by PayPal. You’ll need to have a PayPal account in order to receive your payment.
  4. 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.

Conclusion:

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.

 

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eJury Review – Legit or Scam

eJury is a website that helps trial lawyers determine their strengths, weaknesses, evidence, public opinion, selection of jury members and work on their important arguments to make them more effective. The site hires anyone who is interested in reading an attorney’s brief and answering the questions at the end of the brief.

How Does This Work?

  1. Register for the site and enter your PayPal account information.
  2. You’ll need to supply your driver’s license number so the company can verify if you have a felony conviction on your record.
  3. Once the information has been verified, the company will notify you with your login information.
  4. You’ll receive an email when a new mock trial is available in your area.
  5. You’ll need to be quick to respond to the email. Only 50 people are paid for reading and responding to the mock trial before it closes.
  6. Before you begin the mock trial, the amount you’ll be paid is displayed on the top of the trial.
  7. You’ll need to log into the secure room where the write up is available.
  8. Read the entire write up and answer the questions at the end.
  9. Submit your response to the trail and you’ll be paid directly to your PayPal account.
  10. The normal briefs are 6 pages long and you’ll earn $5 for this brief.
  11. The longer brief is paid more and it does take longer to read them and answer the questions.

How Are You Paid?

  1. After submitting your verdict to the company, you’re immediately paid to your PayPal account.

How Often Do You Receive a Mock Trial?

  1. This will depend on your location and the information you supplied to the company when registering.
  2. Some locations like Dallas or Ft. Worth can receive a trial once a week or more. While other places can be once every two weeks or once a month. This depends on how many lawyers use the service and what area they are targeting.

What are the Cons?

  1. There aren’t a lot of trials in rural locations and places where attorney’s don’t use eJury.
  2. If there aren’t a lot of trials in your location, you’ll probably not get much work from this company.
  3. Not everyone is happy about giving the company their driver’s license number so they can verify who you are and if you’ve ever had a felony conviction.

Conclusion:

eJury is a legitimate company that pays people to participate in mock trials. Lawyers need assistance from time to time to help them determine the verdict or the outcome of their case. That is why they use mock trials and write up a brief for their client. This benefits both you and the lawyer and allows you to sit on a jury in your own home. You’ll log into a secure area, read the brief, and answer a few questions. You are compensated for your time and this helps the lawyers determine how they’ll proceed with their cases.