Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 10th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz

April 15, 2021
Contact: Teddy Tschann

Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Tenth Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz 

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Kathleen A. Mottl. The seat will be chambered in Center City in Chisago County.

Amy Reed-Hall: Ms. Reed-Hall is an Assistant Anoka County Attorney, where she prosecutes adult felony cases with an emphasis on cases of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults.  She is a member of the Anoka County Elder Abuse Community Response Committee and Anoka County Vulnerable Adult Multi-Disciplinary Team. Ms. Reed-Hall is also active with the Minnesota Elder Justice Center and is part of a team that trains Minnesota agencies on investigating elder abuse and neglect matters. Previously, Ms. Reed-Hall served as the Chief Deputy Isanti County Attorney and was in private practice.  She has experience with family, real estate, labor and employment law, and appellate matters. Ms. Reed-Hall also clerked for judges in the Second Judicial District and Minnesota Court of Appeals.  Her community involvement includes serving as a MSBA High School Mock Trial competition judge, Minnesota Women Lawyers mentor, Minnesota Swimming Safe Sport member, and a New Pathways Transitional Shelter Program and Feed Our Starving Children volunteer.

Jesse Seabrooks: Mr. Seabrooks is an Assistant Washington County Attorney, where he prosecutes a variety of felony and gross misdemeanor offenses. Mr. Seabrooks is tasked as the Auto Theft Attorney, responsible for the office’s compliance with the state-wide automobile theft grant. He also serves as a Judge Advocate in the Minnesota Army National Guard, where he was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Spartan Shield in 2017-2018. Prior to his work in Washington County, Mr. Seabrooks was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office in Columbus, OH, where he worked in the Juvenile and Grand Jury Divisions. His community involvement includes volunteering with Ujamaa Place’s Men’s Group, Washington County’s food drive, high school mock trial, and the Veteran’s Appreciation Program.

Jason Steffen: Mr. Steffen is an Assistant Public Defender, where he handles felony trial cases and appeals for the Public Defender’s Office. Previously, he worked for the Mohave County Public Defender in Arizona. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where he has also served as a judge for the McGee Civil Rights Moot Court Competition. Mr. Steffen has presented CLE’s on topics such as causation in drug-overdose homicide cases and ethics for criminal defense attorneys. His community involvement includes serving as a softball coach for the Forest Lake Area Athletic Association, tutor at Lakes International Language Academy, Cub Scout Den Leader, and Sunday School teacher for adults and children.

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