In Minnesota, there are currently 293 district court judges who preside over matters in ten judicial districts. While the Minnesota Rules of Court provide attorneys with significant information applicable to court proceedings, each judge may have his or her individual preferences with respect to motion practice and courtroom conduct.

In an effort to assist attorneys who may be appearing before a judge for the first time, the MSBA Civil Litigation Section Governing Council provided all district court judges with a brief questionnaire. The responses that we received are organized here by judicial district and the judge’s name. We hope you find these responses to be helpful in your preparation for district court appearances.

For information about this project or to report an error in any judicial directory listing, contact Kara Haro, MSBA staff liaison to the Civil Litigation Section.

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Seventh Judicial District Judges

Solheim, Susan


Counties: Clay

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       Contact with chambers:

  • Set forth your preferred method to contact chambers (telephone, email, etc.). email
  • To whom may attorneys direct scheduling/logistical questions? Emily Baukol
  • To whom may attorneys direct substantive questions? Donia Kessler


    Motion practice:

  • Set forth your practices and procedures for scheduling motion hearings. contact Emily Baukol
  • How much time do you allot for motion hearings? I attempt to accommodate estimated time attorneys request