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  • 02 Apr 2013 10:21 AM | Anonymous

    ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Judge Manuel J. Cervantes as judge on Minnesota’s Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. Judge Cervantes will be replacing the Honorable Thomas L. Johnson, whose term recently expired.


    “In his life and career, Judge Cervantes has demonstrated a strong commitment to justice,” said Governor Dayton. “His exemplary service to the State of Minnesota and his direct service to the people of his community have prepared him well for this new position. I am confident that Judge Cervantes will be an outstanding addition to the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.”


    Judge Manuel J. Cervantes currently is an Administrative Law Judge at the Office of Administrative Hearings, where he provides hearing and mediation services to more than 100 state agencies and local units of government. Judge Cervantes has previously served as an Appellate Judge on the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, as the St. Paul City Attorney, as a Second Judicial District Court Referee, and as an Assistant Attorney General for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. Judge Cervantes earned his B.A. from Macalester College and his J.D. from the Mondale School of Law.


    Additionally, Judge Cervantes is a current member of the Humboldt Youth at Risk Task Force, mentors a Humboldt student, and coaches youth soccer. In 2011, Judge Cervantes was a recipient of a Certificate of Recognition from the Minnesota Supreme Court for his service as a member of the Racial Fairness Committee.


    Judge Cervantes resides in Saint Paul with his wife, children, and granddaughters.


    The Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals is an independent agency of Minnesota’s executive branch. It reviews workers’ compensation cases decided by compensation judges at the Office of Administrative Hearings and in some cases decided by the Workers’ Compensation Division at the Department of Labor and Industry.


    To learn more about the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, please visit http://www.workerscomp.state.mn.us/

  • 17 Dec 2012 1:25 PM | Anonymous
    Please see the following notices of nominations/appointments to the following Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) boards:

    (Election of nominees will take place at the April 25, 2013 meeting of the Assembly. Members should encourage any Association member who is interested in being nominated to submit a Qualifications and Interest Statement to the MSBA office by Friday, March 15.)

    1. Client Security Board -- The term of Timothy O’Brien, Hennepin County, expires June 30, 2013. Mr. O’Brien has served two terms and is not eligible to serve an additional term.

    2. State Board of Continuing Legal Education – The terms of Glen Jacobsen, Renville County, and Michael Schechter, Dakota County, expire June 30, 2013. Mr. Jacobsen has served two terms and is not eligible to serve an additional term. Mr. Schechter has served one term and is eligible to serve an additional term.

    3. Legal Services Advisory Committee -- The term of Nicholas Slade, Hennepin County, expires July 1, 2013. Mr. Slade has served two terms and is not eligible to serve an additional term.

    4. Central Minnesota Legal Services – The term of Jon Saunders expires April 30, 2013. Mr. Saunders is eligible to serve an additional term.

    5. MSBA/ABA Delegates – The terms of Jason Kohlmeyer, Michael Miller (Young Lawyer Delegate), and Mary Schneider expire at the end of the ABA meeting in August. Mr. Kohlmeyer and Ms. Schneider have served one term and are eligible to serve an additional term. Mr. Miller has served three terms and is not eligible to serve an additional term.
  • 13 Nov 2012 1:26 PM | Anonymous
    The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District Court.  The Honorable Robert Blaeser is retiring, leaving a vacancy to be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County in the Fourth Judicial District.

    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 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Andrew Olson, Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at <a href="mailto:andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us">andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us</a>. A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business, Friday, November 30, 2012. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Andrew Olson at andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us or at (651) 201-3413.
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