Prospective grand jurors will be selected and summoned in the same manner as for the selection of panels for trial cases in the district courts. From among those prospective grand jurors who are summoned, the court impanels twelve grand jurors and four alternate grand jurors to serve. The law requires courts to impanel grand jurors who are "randomly selected from a fair cross-section of the population of the area served by the court." This means that even if the court summons you, you may or may not be selected to serve. If you are not selected, this is not a reflection on you, but rather the court’s attempt to comply with the requirements of the law.