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Administrative Law Judge – Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings

The position

The Administrative Law Judge will: 

  • Serve as an administrative law judge.
  • Act in accordance with the Code of Judicial Conduct and applicable statutory codes of ethics.
  • Research, understand, interpret, apply and explain relevant law in complex legal and factual settings.
  • Conduct fair and impartial hearings in complex, adversarial cases in accordance with governing laws and rules.
  • Resolve issues of law and fact based upon the application of sound, supported legal reasoning to facts based upon evidence in the hearing record.
  • Engage in clear, respectful oral communication.
  • Prepare clear, concise and easily understandable written decisions and orders.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and respectful relationships with diverse people.
  • Maintain license to practice law in the State of Minnesota.

The Administrative Law Judge will work at OAH’s St. Paul office.

Minimum qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
  • Current licensure in good standing to practice law in the State of Minnesota.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of administrative procedures and related laws.
  • Demonstrated legal writing skills.
  • Intercultural competency. Ability to relate and communicate effectively with individuals who do not share the same culture, ethnicity, language, or other common experiences.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Ability to uphold judicial temperament, which requires compassion, decisiveness, open-mindedness, courtesy, patience, freedom from bias, and commitment to equal justice under the law.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Litigation experience.
  • Mediator or arbitrator experience.
  • Experience as a judge in an administrative setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to community and public service.
  • Knowledge of rulemaking procedures under Minnesota Administrative Procedure Act.


Apply online at using job ID 51656.

Applications require a cover letter, resume, application, and writing sample.

If you know someone who you think would be perfect for this role, please encourage them to apply!

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