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As it's your first time, you'll be put through an induction on the first day. You'll be on for two weeks. When I did it about 15 years ago we were required to hand in our phones, though things may have changed since. Either way, there will usually be something in the holding room to keep you entertained. Sometimes they'll send you home early, and sometimes they'll tell you that you won't be needed the following day (for instance, trials rarely begin on Fridays). For any given case, they'll typically call around 20 of you up for selection, at which point they'll pick out 12 names, and if you get pulled out and don't know anyone involved you'll be seated. You may be called for a case, and brought up to the court, only to be told that you won't be needed after all because the accused has changed their plea to guilty on the day. For a "short" case, everything typically wraps up in three days, and then you get sent out for deliberation. At the conclusion of your case, you may find yourself excused for the rest of the two-week period.
While you're on a case you must not discuss it outside the court, and you must not ever discuss specific details of anything that happens within the jury room on that case.