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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll do our best to respond as quickly as possible.
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
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
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 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:
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;
related to a practicing attorney within the first
degree of affinity (marriage) or within second
degree of consanguinity (blood); and
employed as an insurance adjuster,
nor associated with the
adjusting of liability claims.
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.
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.
Q: How long does each case
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
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
Q: Am I obligated to
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.
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).
No. 0031 - Day Care Crash