Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Applications Are Open for Several Recent Judicial Vacancies (Fourth Judicial District, Seventh Judicial District, Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals)

Tue, December 01, 2020 10:36 AM | Anonymous

The Commission on Judicial Selection recently announced the below new vacancies. Details for each vacancy and its application process are provided below.

For more information about the application process, please contact the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us. For more information about the judicial selection process, please click here.

Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District (Minneapolis)

There are two new vacancies in the Fourth Judicial District, occurring upon the retirements of the Honorable Kevin S. Burke and the Honorable Mary R. Vasaly.

The application process is now open for these vacancies. The Commission is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents to Minnesota’s judicial system. Per statute, the Commission will consider the following qualifications for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The Commission is seeking applicants who reflect Minnesota’s full diversity. 

Individuals wishing to apply may request an application and application instructions by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via e-mail at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us. Only one application is required to apply for both vacancies. Application materials are due by close of business on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Erin Sindberg Porter. The Commission expects to hold interviews in mid-January 2021. 

Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District (Fergus Falls)

There is one new vacancy in the Seventh Judicial District, occurring upon the retirement of the Honorable Barbara R. Hanson. 

The Commission is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents and services to Minnesota’s judicial system. Per statute, the Commission will consider the following qualifications for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The Commission is seeking applicants who reflect Minnesota’s full diversity.

Individuals wishing to apply may request an application by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor via e-mail Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us.

Application materials are due by close of business on Monday, December 7, 2020 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Erin Sindberg Porter. The Commission expects to hold interviews in late December.

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals (St. Paul)

There are two new vacancies on the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, occurring upon the expiration of the terms of Judges David A. Stofferahn and Deborah K. Sundquist.

The Committee is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents to Minnesota’s judicial system. Per statute, candidates must be learned in the law, have been licensed to practice law for at least five years, and have experience with and knowledge of workers’ compensation and the workers’ compensation laws of Minnesota. In addition, the Commission will consider the following qualifications for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The Commission is seeking applicants who reflect Minnesota’s full diversity.

Individuals wishing to apply may request an application by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor via e-mail Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us.

Application materials are due by close of business on Friday, December 4, 2020 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Erin Sindberg Porter. The Commission expects to hold interviews in mid-December.

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