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Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancy in the 7th Judicial District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 16, 2020
Contact: Teddy Tschann
teddy.tschann@state.mn.us
651-402-8841

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

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Barbara R. Hanson. This seat will be chambered in Fergus Falls in Otter Tail 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 close of business on Monday, December 7, 2020 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Erin Sindberg Porter. The Commission expects to hold interviews in late December.

For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit our website: https://mn.gov/governor/administration/judicialappointments/

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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