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Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancy in the 5th Judicial District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 22, 2022

Contact: Claire Lancaster

claire.lancaster@state.mn.us 

651-219-2975

 

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

 

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Kurt D. Johnson. This seat will be chambered in Mankato in Blue Earth 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 Lieutenant Governor via e-mail at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.usApplication materials are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, May 13 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Erin Sindberg Porter. The Commission expects to hold interviews in early June.

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 Lieutenant Governor at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us.

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