Learn about eJury
and eJurors

We've done our best to provide everything you need to know about being an eJuror right here at your fingertips.  Nevertheless, we recognize that questions will pop up from time to time, so feel free to e-mail us at info@ejury.com and we'll do our best to respond as quickly as possible.

How it Works

eJury provides an attorney the opportunity to "pre-try" the case before it goes to trial in front of an actual jury at the courthouse.  Cases at the courthouse are usually tried to juries of 12 people.  At eJury, each case is tried to a minimum of 50 people.  This provides the attorney with a tremendous amount of feedback which he/she will use to establish a settlement value, find strengths and weaknesses in the evidence, learn "public" attitudes, improve jury selection, discover the most effective arguments,....

The typical eJury case works like this:

Step 1:  The attorney prepares the Case Submission which consists of facts from the perspectives of each party, the jury questions which would be used at trial, and personal questions designed to obtain additional feedback.

Step 2:  eJury converts the attorney's Case Submission into an "html format" and posts it to a secure location on our website where only eJurors in the county of selection can access the case.  The eJurors in that county are then notified by e-mail that a new case has been posted.

Step 3:  The eJurors return to our website, log in, and begin reviewing the facts and answering the questions, each clicking a "Submit Verdict" button upon completion.  Once the minimum number of verdicts have been rendered (usually 50), the case automatically concludes.  A case summary is posted later for those interested in seeing the results.


Qualifications

Qualifications for service as an eJuror are much the same as the requirements for actual jury service in the United States.  To qualify as an eJuror, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age;
  • be a citizen of the United States;
  • 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.


The "Oath"

In addition to the eJuror Qualifications above, eJury has several special qualifications which are set forth in an "Oath" which new eJurors complete during the sign-up process.  These special qualifications require that each eJuror must:

  • not be an actively practicing attorney, paralegal, or legal assistant;
  • not be employed by or associated with an attorney or law firm;

  • not be related to a practicing attorney within the first degree of affinity (marriage) or within second degree of consanguinity (blood); and

  • not be employed as an insurance adjuster, nor associated with the adjusting of liability claims.


FAQ's

Q:  Do you have cases in my area?

A:  eJury is open to residents in all 50 states.  The number of cases available for participation will vary greatly depending on your residence.   Jurors living in major metropolitan areas receive more cases for participation than jurors living in rural areas.

Q:  Do I get paid?

A:  For each verdict rendered, eJurors are paid $5 - $10 depending on the length of the case.  The amount to be paid will be shown at the top of each case.  You certainly won't get rich serving as an eJuror, but just one case a week would probably pay for your Internet access.

Q:  How are payments made?

A:  Payments are made via PayPal, a global leader in online payment solutions with 64 millions account members worldwide.  If you don't have a PayPal account already, you can sign-up for free by clicking the link below or by visiting www.paypal.com.

Additional Options

Q:  How long does each case take?

A:  The time spent reviewing a case varies greatly depending on the length of the case and the individual eJuror.  We asked eJurors who completed a 6-page case to respond with how long it took and the answers averaged to 35 minutes.  Your first cases will probably take the longest, but once you become familiar with some of the basic terminology, your average time should shorten.

Q:  How many cases can I expect?

A:  The answer to this question depends entirely on the county in which you reside.  In Tarrant and Dallas Counties, where eJury was started, we average about one case a week.  Other counties will average many fewer cases until they become more established with the attorneys in that area.

Q:  Am I obligated to continue?

A:  No.  If you decide you don't want to be an eJuror, simply don't return to this site, or don't click on any new cases.  Of course, we hope you will like participating so much that you'll keep coming back and send your friends as well!

Q:  How do I get started?

A:  Click here to go directly to our Sign Up page.


Sample Case

The case below is an actual case that was previously submitted to eJury and is a good example of the "typical" type of case you can expect to see as an eJuror.  This case is only provided as a sample (i.e. you will not be able to submit an actual verdict in this case).

Case No. 0031 - Day Care Crash