You should be in California. Very strict labor laws which are very favorable to the employee. I wouldn't want to be the employer who tried firing an employee during or immediately after serving jury duty, even if the employee deserved it (assuming the employee was smart enough to take the right action). On the other hand, here in San Francisco we can be called every year. I was there two weeks ago and was dismissed after 4½ days -- they were still pretty far from completion of JURY SELECTION when I was dismissed. They expected the trial to last about eight weeks after jury selection.