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  • Thu, June 20, 2024 9:16 AM | Anonymous

    Join us for an unforgettable 2024 NAPABA Convention experience at the Hyatt Regency, November 7-10. The NAPABA Convention is an annual gathering of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students, bringing meaningful insights, networking opportunities, and perspective to the legal community. The Convention provides direct access to our extended community through a network of continuing education programs and curated content to help you achieve your goals. Whether you are looking to network with others, earn continuing legal education credits, learn the latest legal insights and trends, or find your next career or business opportunity, the NAPABA Convention is sure to have something for you! Early bird registration is now open! For more information, please click here.


  • Thu, June 20, 2024 9:15 AM | Anonymous

    The YMCA Center for Youth Voice is seeking attorney, law student, and paralegal volunteers to evaluate student participants in Mock Trial and Appellate Court proceedings at the 2024 National Judicial Competition (NJC) from July 29 to August 1 at the Minnesota Capitol Complex. Volunteers can sign up for two- or three-hour shifts. They will receive detailed instructions, a score sheet, and a rubric at the start of their shift. Parking reimbursement is available upon request. For more information on the program, please click here. To sign up to volunteer, please click here.


  • Thu, June 20, 2024 9:14 AM | Anonymous

    The application process is now open for three vacancies in the Second Judicial District. Individuals wishing to apply may request an application by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via e-mail at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us. Application materials are due by 4:00 pm on July 12 and should be addressed to the chair of the commission, Erin Sindberg Porter. The commission expects to hold interviews in late July. 

    The judges of the Second Judicial District have offered to provide informational interviews to prospective applicants. To request more information or for other inquiries about the application process, please contact the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us.


  • Tue, February 27, 2024 3:46 PM | Raoul Shah (Administrator)

    Every two years, the Judicial Branch creates a strategic plan “to support its mission to provide justice through a system that assures equal access for the fair and timely resolution of cases and controversies.” Informing this plan will be the Branch’s long-term strategic vision set out in our Roadmap. This work will support a deliberate and planned approach to achieving the long-term strategies and initiatives identified through this process.

     

    The survey asks for feedback on the priorities outlined in the Minnesota Judicial Branch Roadmap:

     

    • Improve the court experience for all.
    • Prioritize workplace wellness for all judicial officers and employees.
    • Promote access to treatment courts across Minnesota.
    • Cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive court system.
    • Enhance support for self-represented litigants.

    Survey responses from judicial officers, staff, justice partners, and members of the public will be used to inform the Branch’s strategic planning process. We would appreciate your feedback to this important effort for the Branch.  

     

    Please share the survey with your network as well. The final Strategic Plan will be posted on the Minnesota Judicial Branch website on the About the Courts page on the Mission & Vision tab. 

     

    The survey is available today through Friday, March 8. The link and information about the survey can be found on the Judicial Branch’s website. You can also take the survey through the direct link provided below.

     

    https://questionpro.com/t/ANvqvZ1K8A


  • Tue, February 27, 2024 9:38 AM | Raoul Shah (Administrator)

    The Minnesota Judicial Branch is currently hiring Judicial Law Clerks. These positions are often available on a rolling basis for district court clerkships; in the spring and summer for the Minnesota Court of Appeals; and in the spring for the Minnesota Supreme Court. 

    For more information, please see the brochure below.

    Clerkship Brochure.pdf

  • Wed, February 07, 2024 2:31 PM | Anonymous

    NAPABA is seeking proposals on a wide range of substantive legal matters and topics of concern to the legal community to deepen our members' knowledge and skills and provide them with the opportunities to forge bonds through panel discussions, workshops, and interactive presentations for the 2024 NAPABA Convention, taking place November 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. For more information, please click here.

  • Wed, February 07, 2024 1:51 PM | Anonymous

    Please join the American Constitution Society and The Appellate Project for a virtual discussion aimed at demystifying judicial clerkships, specifically for law students of color and first-generation law students. Participants will learn more about the clerkship process, whether they should apply for a clerkship, the differences between state, federal, trial, and appellate clerkships, the qualities that judges look for when hiring judicial clerks, and the day-to-day experience of being a clerk. Panelists will also provide best practices for navigating the clerkship application process and discuss the importance of increasing diversity in judicial clerkships. For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Wed, February 07, 2024 1:50 PM | Anonymous

    The Minnesota Supreme Court is currently recruiting for vacancies on several boards, including the Minnesota Client Security Board, the Minnesota Board of Legal Certification, the Lawyer's Professional Responsibility Board, and the Minnesota Board of Public Defense. For more information on these positions and how to apply, please click here.

  • Wed, February 07, 2024 1:49 PM | Anonymous

    Senators Klobuchar and Smith have announced the formation of their Judicial Selection Committee for the vacancy on the U.S. District Court in the District of Minnesota. Those wishing to be considered for the position of should submit a letter of interest and resume by February 29, 2024 to the Judicial Selection Committee. Application materials may be emailed to the Committee at MNCommittee@judiciary-dem.senate.gov or mailed to the Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar, 1200 Washington Avenue South, Suite 250, Minneapolis, MN, 55415. For more information, please click here.

  • Wed, February 07, 2024 1:49 PM | Anonymous

    The Governor has opened a selection process for two vacancies on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Individuals wishing to apply may request an application by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via email at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on February 26 and should be addressed to Governor Tim Walz.

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