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Online Mock Trial Juror
Online mock trials usually don't take too long, and the pay can be nice.
Online mock trials usually don't take too long, and the pay can be nice.
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If you're one of those citizens who actually appreciates the experience of jury duty -- especially if you don't have to deal with the hassle of going to a courthouse and waiting around for long periods -- becoming an online juror might be fun.

Of course, you won't actually be deciding cases. However, the cases themselves are real. Online juries are helpful for law firms so lawyers can present their arguments on real-life cases. It's more like you're a mock trial juror, but your input can nonetheless have an impact on how a lawyer will present a case.

The qualifications are pretty simple, too: They only require you to be a U.S. citizen and over 18. Web site services, such as OnlineVerdict.com, might ask you questions about your age and background to determine what demographic groups to put you in -- information lawyers want to know when they examine your feedback. The pay can be up to $60 per case, depending on the length and complexity of the case, and a case may only take you an hour to do [source: OnlineVerdict].


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