Like a lot of places now, you get notified that have been called for jury duty--but you call the night before, and find out if they need you. This is a giant improvement over the bad old days, when Los Angeles County had me go from Santa Monica to downtown for eleven days--and not only did I not get on a jury, I was only once subject tovoir dire (which is essentially the point where there is at least a small change of getting on a jury).
Anyway, they actually need me Tuesday in Idaho City. I'm skeptical that I will get on a jury, but in spite of the absurd drive, I do not mind getting called. We protect our freedoms with four boxes in the United States: soap; ballot; jury; and cartridge. Each of these represents a great level of personal responsibility, effort, and risk (although serious risk only attaches if the first three boxes fail).