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  • 11 Dec 2018 6:36 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Senior Contract Manager in Bloomington, Minnesota

    Senior Contract Manager


    Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the worlds most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

    Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

    Working within the function of legal compliance, work closely with other legal professionals in Pearson VUE, internal and external customers, vendors, and other third parties, the Contract Manager plays a role essential to the successful execution of the core legal protections needed by NCS Pearson and its Pearson VUE business including the authority to negotiate contracts of significant impact with regulatory and professional clients.

    The Contract Manager is responsible for fulfilling various tasks within the legal team from contract negotiation with regulatory and professional clients, contracts review; issue identification; contract proofreading, additional legal projects; monitoring of business practices for legal and contracts compliance; to management of the contract workflows. The Contract Manager is also responsible for organizing and maintaining signed agreements, associated forms and legal documents, and existing agreements with sponsors, service providers, and consultants.

    This position is officed in Bloomington, MN and is not a remote/tele-commute position.


    • Negotiating professional and regulatory contracts with clients(including data protection agreements), reviewing, issue spotting, formatting statements of work, amendments, agreements, notices, and other legal documents, and the communications necessary to support their administration

    • Data privacy research and policy management

    • Coordination and support of legal team regarding RFPs, risk management and insurance certificates, and other RFP required documentation

    • Workflow management and internal communication in support thereof, to include general administrative tasks and scanning

    • Legal document administration

    • Will have the opportunity to manage and grow in learning data privacy issues around the world and provide advice in this area of the law as it expands

    • Other special legal projects as assigned


    Education and Experience:

    • 3 years experience negotiating and revising contracts of significant financial impact to a business

    • Experience with data privacy compliance and data privacy program management

    • Bachelor Degree or J.D. preferred


    • Equivalent experience in contract negotiations, administration and contract review

    • Experience with data privacy compliance and data privacy program management

    • Experience in contract administration (issue spotting, contract management, legal support, and contract preparation)

    • Experience with Microsoft Word and other data management software

    • Experience in contracts and other legal documents, letters, and proposals reviewing with regard to legal sufficiency

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Solid understanding of the contract/legal process (scope of agreements; negotiations with clients, implications, use and interaction of various forms and templates; principles of risk and legal compliance)

    • Excellent writing and proof reading skills

    • Great attention to detail

    • Ability to maintain accuracy and precision in drafting contracts

    • Awareness of deadlines and ability to meet or exceed them

    • Effective communication skills

    • Excellent PC skills

    • Effective time management and priority setting skills

    • Strong organizational skills

    Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Primary Location: US-MN-Bloomington

    Work Locations: US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley 5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220 Bloomington 55437

    Job: Legal

    Organization: Assessments VUE

    Employee Status: Regular Employee

    Job Type: Standard

    Shift: Day Job

    Job Posting: Dec 3, 2018

    Job Unposting: Ongoing

    Schedule: Full-time Regular

    Req ID: 1815641

    Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Apply here!

  • 11 Dec 2018 6:23 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)




    Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

    St. Paul, MN 55102




    The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility located in downtown St. Paul seeks an Attorney I.  The position involves research, writing, investigation and some trial practice.


    • ·        Investigate complaints of attorney violations of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct, primarily relating to allegations of isolated and non-serious attorney misconduct, make recommendations for dispositions, prepare appropriate disposition memoranda.
    • ·        Perform research and assist more senior attorneys in case work and investigation.
    • ·        Such other duties as assigned.


    • ·        Ability to analyze, organize and present key facts and law concerning assigned work.
    • ·        Superior writing and presentation skills.
    • ·        Ability to work productively in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of accuracy.
    • ·        Ability to work effectively with judges, court staff, administrative staff, and the public.
    • ·        JD from an accredited law school; superior academic credentials preferred.
    • ·        Currently licensed to practice law in Minnesota or able to be admitted.
    • ·        Successful completion of a criminal background check.

    SALARY RANGE AND BENEFITS:  Starting salary range is $62,598.24 - $79,782.48.  Full pay range is $62,598.24 - $96,966.72.  Starting salary will be based on knowledge, skill set and experience.

    GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE!  The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pretax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.  Visit https://mn.gov/mmb/segip for benefits information.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 14, 2018; 11:59pm

    TO APPLY:  Apply online at www.mncourts.gov.  Include a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a legal writing sample.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility at


    Minnesota Judicial Branch

    Human Resources, Rm. G08

    25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

    St. Paul, MN  55155

    It is the policy of the Minnesota Judicial Branch that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment be made without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 11 Dec 2018 6:22 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    JOB TITLE: Housing Project Attorney (1.0 FTE)


    Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) is a private non-profit organization affiliated with the Hennepin County Bar Association.  VLN provides free advice and legal representation to low-income individuals through volunteer attorneys, interpreters and other legal professionals. VLN’s mission is to protect and promote the basic needs of people in poverty through the power of legal volunteers.


    VLN seeks a 1.0 FTE attorney to expand its eviction expungement and eviction representation programs.

    Primary duties and responsibilities

    • Supervise, staff, and support legal services provided at clinics;
    • Recruit, develop, and retain volunteers. Provide case-specific support and mentorship;
    • Develop and foster partnerships with community organizations, law firms, legal services programs, corporations, and government agencies;
    • Provide direct legal services to VLN clients, including screening for merit, legal advice, brief services, and extensive services;
    • Create and update substantive and procedural resources for volunteers, including CLEs and individual trainings;
    • Monitor and analyze the number and effectiveness of housing services. Track outcomes and trends;
    • Participate in and contribute to the housing team, including creating and implementing annual budgets and annual plans; aligning and coordinating agency-wide work; and supporting an office-wide culture of engagement, teamwork, transparency, and accountability;
    • Other duties as assigned or needed.


    • Licensed to practice law in Minnesota
    • Housing law or litigation experience preferred  
    • Experience working with volunteers preferred
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required
    • Demonstrated commitment to access to justice and/or serving low-income communities
    • Experience performing outreach to impoverished and disadvantaged communities a plus
    • Knowledge of local community resources and other social services a plus
    • Must have valid driver’s license and ability to travel
    • Experience managing volunteers preferred  
    • Proficiency in second language preferred

    Salary DOQ plus benefits. 

    VLN is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or any other factors prohibited by applicable law.

    Those with diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences are encouraged to apply.


    Mail resume and cover letter to hradmin@vlnmn.org

    No phone calls please.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Until filled

  • 11 Dec 2018 6:20 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)




    POSITION:  Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) seeks a full-time attorney for the Senior Law Project in its Minneapolis office.  The Project is focused on using legal representation and advocacy to protect the rights of seniors age 60 and over. 


    Legal Aid’s mission is to advocate for the legal rights of disadvantaged people to have safe, healthy, and independent lives in their communities.  Legal Aid provides free civil legal representation to clients with low incomes and seniors throughout 21 counties in central Minnesota, and to people with disabilities throughout the state.  Legal Aid is supported by funding from the State of Minnesota, the federal government, local governments, the United Way, foundations, local law firms and corporations, etc.  Legal Aid enjoys a good rapport with, and strong support from, the organized bar.  Legal Aid does not receive funds from the Legal Services Corporation.


    Legal Aid’s Senior Law Project serves clients who live in Hennepin County and Anoka County.  The Project’s case priorities are set toward the basic and fundamental goals of preserving shelter, including private, subsidized, assisted living, and nursing home placements, as well as preserving and gaining government benefits including Social Security and Medical Assistance.  In addition, the Project also handles consumer debt and financial exploitation cases.  The Senior Law Project also supports a community clinic providing basic estate planning advice. 


    RESPONSIBILITIES:  The attorney’s responsibilities will include advising clients and representing them in a variety of court and administrative forums.  The attorney may also have the opportunity to engage in policy advocacy, to provide training for seniors and advocates, and to assist with community outreach/education as appropriate to client needs. 

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota or eligible for admission by reciprocity.  Applicants must also have:

    1)      Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the needs of low-income/vulnerable clients;

    2)      Commitment to working as a team member to serve client needs;

    3)      A desire to appear in court and administrative proceedings to litigate client rights;

    4)      Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills; and

    5)      Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office.


    Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences and relevant language skills are pluses.

    SALARY:  Up to year five on Legal Aid’s salary schedule ($50,016 to $54,336) depending on experience.  Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and short/long-term disability insurance.


    STARTING DATE:  As soon as possible after position is filled. 


    APPLICATIONS:  Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at:  www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by Friday, December 14, 2018, or until position is filled.


    No calls please.


    Legal Aid is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  • 11 Dec 2018 6:19 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)


    Product Liability/Mass Tort & Business Litigation

    Nilan Johnson Lewis is a firm with an innovative, team-based approach to the practice of law. We seek people who are dedicated to building the strongest possible law firm through deep and unique partnerships with clients. If you seek a professional atmosphere with a culture that emphasizes excellence in every interaction, superior client service, and collaboration, our Firm is for you.

    We seek an attorney with 2-3 years of litigation experience to work in our Product Liability/Mass Tort and Business Litigation Practice Groups. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience with or interest in the following:

    ·       Drafting and responding to discovery

    ·       Motion practice, including preparation and argument

    ·       Case management and organization skills

    ·       Taking and defending depositions

    ·       Development and discovery of experts

    ·       Trial assistance

    ·       Business development

    This is a great opportunity to become part of a talented team. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to help deliver excellent service to our clients. Exceptional research and writing abilities and analytical skills required. Academic credentials will be weighed along with other indicators of ability, motivation and initiative. Candidate must be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills and a strong desire for client contact and hands-on litigation experience. Must be admitted to practice in Minnesota (or eligible). 

    Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to:

    Human Resources

    Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

    120 South Sixth Street, Suite 400

    Minneapolis, MN  55402

    Fax: 612.305.7501

    Email: hr@nilanjohnson.com

    Nilan Johnson Lewis is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. 

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 11 Dec 2018 6:19 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Labor & Employment

    Nilan Johnson Lewis is a firm with an innovative, team-based approach to the practice of law.  We seek people who are dedicated to building the strongest possible law firm through deep and unique partnerships with clients.  If you seek a professional atmosphere with a culture that emphasizes excellence in every interaction, superior client service, and collaboration, our Firm is for you.

    Our Labor & Employment group has an opportunity for a 4-6 year associate/special counsel to assist in all areas of a management-side practice, including class and single-plaintiff employment litigation defense, counseling and preventive advice, restrictive covenant and trade secret work, and labor relations.

    This is a great opportunity to become part of a talented team.  We are looking for a highly motivated individual to help deliver excellent service to our clients.  Exceptional research and writing abilities and analytical skills required.  Academic credentials will be weighed along with other indicators of ability, motivation, and initiative.  Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills along with experience in, or readiness for, direct client contact.  Must be admitted to practice in Minnesota (or eligible).  Admission in California, or interest in obtaining such admission, is preferred, as is clerkship experience and/or one to three years’ practice in employment law.

    Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to:

    Human Resources

    Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

    120 S. Sixth Street, Suite 400

    Minneapolis, MN  55402
    Fax: 612.305.7501

    Email: hr@nilanjohnson.com

    Nilan Johnson Lewis is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 11 Dec 2018 6:18 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Tax Associate – Minneapolis

    Dorsey seeks an experienced tax associate to join the Tax, Trusts & Estates group in our Minneapolis office. This associate will work initially on a range of transactional tax and federal, state, and tribal tax controversy matters, with opportunities to become more specialized as the associate’s career progresses. Transactional work will include advising on structuring and forming business and investment entities and advising on tax issues in mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, restructurings, and securities offerings. Tax controversy work will include federal and state tax controversies relating to individual and corporate income, sales and use, and other types of tax at various procedural levels, including the examination phase, administrative appeals, litigation and collection actions. 


    Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. We support and encourage the professional development and advancement of our lawyers through numerous CLE programs offered by Dorsey U, our internal professional development service.


    The following qualifications are required:

    - JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school

    - 3 to 6 years of experience as a tax attorney, with experience in either transactional or controversy tax matters

    - Strong academic performance

    - Excellent research and writing skills


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.


    Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.


    About Dorsey

    Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies.


    We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six industries in which we have great depth and a history of achieving client success. Our banking, energy, food and agribusiness, health care, mining and natural resources and public-private partnerships industry groups help lead our teams serving these industries across geographies and practice areas, keeping them at the state of the art of industry needs and trends and sharing collective experience and expertise.


    Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.


    Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community. One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:

    • Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)
    • 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)
    • Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)
    • Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)


  • 11 Dec 2018 6:14 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Innocence Project of Minnesota

    About the Innocence Project of Minnesota

    The mission of the Innocence Project of Minnesota (IPMN) is to free
    the wrongfully convicted and prevent future wrongful convictions from
    occurring. Since its inception in 2001, IPMN has screened and
    investigated individuals’ credible claims of actual innocence, and
    represented people who were wrongfully convicted or incarcerated for
    crimes they did not commit. IPMN also educates attorneys and other
    criminal justice professionals on best practices, and works to reform
    the criminal justice system to prevent innocent people from going to

    IPMN is a founding member of the Innocence Network, an international
    group of nonprofit organizations, law schools, public defender
    offices, and law firms who share our goals. Our work has primarily
    been in Minnesota, with additional services in North Dakota and South
    Dakota. IPMN is on a strategic path of growth to serve the needs of
    the innocent in our three-state region.

    About the Position

    A challenging and rewarding full-time position working on the
    exoneration of innocent people under the supervision of the Legal
    Director. The Staff Attorney is part of a cohesive team of
    professionals, led by the Executive Director, who are focused on
    fulfilling all aspects of the mission of the Innocence Project of
    Minnesota. The Staff Attorney will be responsible for screening,
    investigating, and litigating cases in Minnesota and North Dakota (and
    possibly in South Dakota) in which an incarcerated individual is
    claiming actual innocence and evidence of innocence can be found. The
    cases that this attorney might encounter may involve complex issues of
    forensic science and difficult factual issues that require significant
    experience in the criminal justice system. Most cases will not involve
    DNA evidence. The Staff Attorney will collaborate with and manage
    volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegal interns, professional
    investigators, and expert witnesses on some cases.

    Key Responsibilities Include

    §  Ensuring that innocent inmates receive high quality legal
    representation by assisting them with their claims of actual innocence
    and serving as the primary attorney on selected cases

    §  Performing investigation of cases including searching for potential
    witnesses and other interested parties, interviewing witnesses,
    writing and obtaining affidavits, and locating physical evidence, as
    well as recruiting and supervising professional investigators to help
    with the above efforts

    §  Finding, hiring, and consulting with experts in a variety of areas
    of forensic science, particularly forensic pathology, and learning
    about those areas when applicable to a case to be able to interpret
    expert reports

    §  Litigating cases where there is evidence of actual innocence by
    preparing and serving appropriate motions and briefs, negotiating with
    prosecutors and judges, and courtroom work from the district court
    level and through appellate process

    §  Collaborating with pro bono attorneys who may be brought in to
    screen, investigate, and/or litigate some cases

    §  Directing and maintaining all correspondence with inmates and their
    supporters on cases assigned to the Staff Attorney

    §  Supervising program assistants, interns, and law students who work
    on cases assigned to the Staff Attorney

    §  Providing details and reports of all work done to maintain
    compliance with any reporting requirements of the organization, its
    donors or grantors

    §  Assisting the Executive Director with information or outreach for
    the organization, its donors, or grantors

    §  Traveling by car or airplane, depending upon distance and cost, to
    North Dakota and possibly to South Dakota. This likely will occur once
    or twice a month, but may increase or decrease over time

    §  Other responsibilities as assigned

    Key Individual Attributes Include:

    ·         Mission Focus: Commitment to the mission of IPMN and its
    organizational goals in all aspects of performing the work of this
    position. Find joy in the work of helping people and improving

    ·         Authenticity: Abilities to listen for understanding, be
    candid, maintain personal and organizational integrity, and admit to
    and be willing to learn from mistakes (we all make them).

    ·         Collaborative: Be reliable, share ideas, take direction,
    communicate openly and honestly, ask for help when needed, offer help
    as needed, support co-workers and volunteers, and be willing to assist
    with things outside the job description when the need arises.

    ·         Flexibility and Growth Mindset: A self-starter who is
    willing to work with the Executive Director and Legal Director to
    manage position responsibilities and prioritize tasks and projects.
    Ability to manage multiple accountabilities in a fast-paced
    environment. An open mind to learn new things and new ways, take on
    challenges, and grow with the position over time.

    ·         Honesty and Discretion: Respect and keep confidential all
    applicable information regarding clients, cases, constituents, donors,
    financial, and other matters as required. Exercise discretion, good
    judgment, honesty and accountability in all things.

    ·         Emotional Intelligence: Awareness and control of one’s own
    emotions, and the ability to express them and to handle interpersonal
    relationships with respect and empathy.

    Required Position Qualifications:

    ·         Juris Doctor degree and five or more years in practice of law

    ·         Admission to the Minnesota Bar in good standing

    ·         Admission to the North Dakota Bar in good standing or
    willingness and ability to be admitted to practice law in North Dakota
    (five years of practice in lieu of bar exam)

    ·         Experience litigating cases

    ·         A commitment to working with incarcerated individuals

    ·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

    ·         Very detail-oriented and organized

    ·         Demonstrated ability to work well with others as a member of
    a small team

    ·         Work during evening and weekend hours will be required from
    time to time

    Preferred Additional Qualifications:

    ·         Experience in criminal law as a trial and/or appellate attorney

    ·         Experience in federal criminal cases

    ·         Experience litigating cases involving issues of forensic
    science or significant related experience

    ·         Experience in post-conviction litigation

    ·         Experience in criminal law in North Dakota

    To Apply:

    Send cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to Sara H.
    Jones at info@ipmn.org.

    or send by mail to:

    Innocence Project of Minnesota

    Attn: Sara H. Jones, Executive Director

    1536 Hewitt Ave, Mail Stop #C1973

    St. Paul, MN 55104-1284

    Applications accepted until position is filled, but strongly preferred
    by December 21.

    The Innocence Project of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer.
    We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage
    applications from all qualified individuals.

  • 11 Dec 2018 6:12 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Stinson Leonard Street

    Associate – Private Business Division, Minneapolis, MN

    Stinson Leonard Street LLP is seeking an Associate with two to five years of experience to join the Private Business Division in our Minneapolis office.

    Qualifications Required:  Active Minnesota attorney license required. Qualified candidates will have two to five years of relevant experience, possess excellent academic credentials and have strong writing, analytical, organizational, and communication skills.

    Relevant experience includes significant experience in connection with mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, ownership matters, corporate governance, entity selection and formation, business succession planning, and private equity transactions.

    To Apply:                     Please apply online at https://recruiting.stinson.com .

    For questions, please contact Anna Lloyd, Attorney Recruiting Manager, recruiting@stinson.com .

    Stinson Leonard Street is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply to be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment.

  • 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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