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Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) provides resources and support to MWL members who are considering seeking appointment to the judiciary. The Committee also assists in preparing MWL members for the judicial appointment process.

Assistance Provided by Minnesota Women Lawyers

 

(1) Offering "You Can Be A Judge” seminars where newly appointed judges, members of the Commission on Judicial Selection, and staff from the Governor's Office discuss the judicial appointment process and give tips and suggestions to interested candidates.  

 

(2) Offering document reviews for applicants who want constructive feedback and review of their application, cover letter, resume, and other written submissions to the Commission before such documents are submitted;

(3) Offering mock interview sessions for applicants who want interview practice in anticipation for interviews with the Commission or the Governor;

(4) Collecting information from candidates and judicial appointees about the application and interview process in an effort to better prepare our members for the same.

(5) Providing MWL members with information about upcoming judicial vacancies; and

(6) Recruiting well qualified MWL members for positions on the bench with a view toward increasing the overall diversity of the MN bench and the quality of the applicant pool.

 

Please note that the mock interview and document review services are limited to MWL members only.

 

For more information about these efforts, or to get involved in supporting these activities, please contact MWL Executive Director Debra Pexa (dpexa@mwlawyers.org or 612/338-3205)..

 

Current Judicial Vacancies

 

>> The Commission on Judicial Selection Has Announced Two Judgeship Vacancies in the Seventh Judicial District


The Commission on Judicial Selection has announced that two judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. These vacancies will occur upon the retirements of the Honorable Douglas P. Anderson and the Honorable Ann L. Carrott. Judge Anderson’s seat will be chambered at Little Falls in Morrison County and Judge Carrott’s seat will be chambered at Alexandria in Douglas County.

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 Megan Jablonski Johnson, Judicial Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at a Megan.JablonskiJohnson@state.mn.us. A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. 

 

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Megan Jablonski Johnson at megan.jablonskijohnson@state.mn.us or at (651) 201-3451.


View complete details here.



>> The Commission on Judicial Selection Has Announced An Additional Judgeship Vacancy in the Second Judicial District, and Extension of Deadline

The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that an additional judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable William H. Leary III. Applicants will be considered within one process for this vacancy and the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Edward S. Wilson, which was announced on Monday, April 2, 2018. Both seats will be chambered at St. Paul in Ramsey County.

 

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 has been extended and is now open for both seats.


Individuals who have already applied for the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Edward S. Wilson will be considered for both seats. Application materials for both vacancies are due by close of business on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Interviews for are scheduled to be held on Monday, May 14, 2018. 

 

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Megan Jablonski Johnson at megan.jablonskijohnson@state.mn.us or at (651) 201-3451.

 

View complete details here.

 


View the State of Minnesota District Judge Application Procedures document HERE.

For inquiries concerning the judicial application process, please contact Megan Jablonski Johnson at megan.jablonskijohnson@state.mn.us or at (651) 201-3451.

 

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