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The Minnesota Supreme Court Seeks Applicants for the Commission on Judicial Selection

03 Dec 2018 10:29 AM | Aleida Conners (Administrator)

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 mjcappellateclerkofcourt@courts.state.mn.usor mailed to 305 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.


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