The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District Court. These vacancies will occur upon the retirements of the Honorable Diane R. Alshouse, effective September 23, 2016, and the Honorable James H. Clark, effective October 31, 2016, and will be chambered at Saint Paul in Ramsey County.
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. The following qualities will be considered for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The application process is now open for these vacancies.
An individual wishing to apply may request an application by writing to Lee E. Sheehy, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, at 116 Veterans Service Building, 20 West 12th Street, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Lidya Makonnen, Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business on Monday, August 15, 2016. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016.
For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Lidya Makonnen at email@example.com or at (651) 201-3451.
MNAPABA endorses and promotes minority attorneys for judicial appointments. For interested candidates, please send an email correspondence requesting the endorsement. In the email, enclose a copy of the completed judicial application form and any pertinent writing samples to the President of MNAPABA, Greg Schwartz (GSchwartz@billionarmitage.com). You can also contact MNAPABA Immediate Past President and chair of our judicial selection committee, Irene Kao (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions.
For more information about the endorsement process, please see here.