The Minnesota Supreme Court is seeking lawyers and non-lawyers to serve as members of the Commission on Judicial Selection. The Governor and the Supreme Court select the members of the 49-member commission that reviews and evaluates applications for vacancies in district court judgeships. The Supreme Court selects two at-large members to address all judicial vacancies and two members (one lawyer, one non-lawyer) for each of the state’s ten judicial districts who address vacancies in their district. The commission must recommend to the governor between three and five nominees for each judicial vacancy no more than 60 days after receipt of notice of the vacancy. Applicants are being sought for the following vacancies:
At- Large Position Non-Attorney Member
First Judicial District Non-Attorney Member and Attorney Member
Second Judicial District Non-Attorney Member and Attorney Member
Third Judicial District Non-Attorney Member
Fourth Judicial District Non-Attorney Member
Fifth Judicial District Attorney Member
Sixth Judicial District Non-Attorney Member
Seventh Judicial District Non-Attorney Member and Attorney Member
Commission members are expected to actively participate. They receive no compensation or reimbursement for expenses. Commission members must live in the judicial district which they serve.
Applicants interested in appointments to these position must submit a letter detailing their background. Applicants for attorney vacancies must also include documentation demonstrating an active license to practice law in Minnesota. Resumes are welcome but not required. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2018.
Letters can be e-mailed to AnnMarie S. O’Neill, Clerk of the Appellate Courts, at firstname.lastname@example.org mailed to 305 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.