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Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Fourth Judicial District 

Posted 6 months ago

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable David L. Piper. This seat will be chambered in Minneapolis in Hennepin County.

The application process is now open for this vacancy. 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. Per statute, the commission will consider the following qualifications for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The commission is seeking applicants who reflect Minnesota’s full diversity.

Individuals may request an application by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via e-mail at materials are due by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Erin Sindberg Porter. The commission expects to hold interviews in mid-November.

The judges of the Fourth Judicial District have offered to provide informational interviews to prospective applicants. To request more information or for other inquiries about the application process, please contact the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor at

For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit the Governor’s Judicial Appointments webpage.

The MHBA proudly endorses qualified judicial candidates for appointment. MHBA endorses candidates at all levels of their judicial application process. Please contact with any questions or to receive a copy of the MHBA Judicial Endorsement Application.

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