Anyone had any experiences with Jury Duty before? I was called to be a potential juror this week. I've heard from others that its just a long boring process. The only day something happened was on Monday. We arrived at 8:30AM after an hour they explained what was going on -- we'd be there all week: 9:30-4:30 usually, would get paid $40/day when it reaches 11 business days ($100/day when it reaches 50 days) Around 10AM we went to court to hear about one of the trials about to begin (type, trial duration, etc). After excusing some people due to medical reasons, etc they started picking names at random to create 4 groups of 20 (A through D). I was A2. After that there was more waiting until lunch at 1. Back at 2 for more waiting.. I was in 4 different waiting rooms, each one smaller than the previous. I went before the judge again at 3 or so and answered some questions. I was accepted by all parties and became an juror #1. The Judge forgot to ask me about my employment though so I told them I wouldn't be able to miss work for an additional 4 weeks (we had to deliever a product to the client in a couple of weeks). I was excused after the judge and lawyers agreed. So I went back to the Jury Lounge (room I was in at 8:30AM) to wait and see if Id get picked for another case. 3:30PM we were told we could go home. Tuesday: Spent the day just chilling out in the Jury Lounge from 9:30-4 (hour lunch). Nothing happened, although by the end of the day the lounge was also filled up again. Wednesday: New potentials arrived (they were in another room though) More nothing happened. They let us out for lunch at noon, told us to come back at 2PM. At 3, they discharged us for the day and said we weren't needed anymore for the week. I passed the time watching Season 2 of Life on my iPod Touch and reading a free daily newspaper. Now I'm safe from being called again for 3 years.