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Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancy in the 10th Judicial District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 21, 2022
Contact: Claire Lancaster
claire.lancaster@state.mn.us
651-219-2975 

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

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Thomas M. Fitzpatrick. This seat will be chambered in the City of Anoka in Anoka 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 wishing to apply may request an application by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via e-mail at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.usApplication materials are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, February 11, 2022 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Erin Sindberg Porter. The Commission expects to hold interviews in early March.

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

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us.

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