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Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancy in the 4th Judicial District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 12, 2023

Contact: Claire Lancaster

claire.lancaster@state.mn.us

651-219-2975

 

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

 

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a vacancy in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the resignation of the Honorable Nicole A. Engisch. This seat will be chambered in Minneapolis in Hennepin 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.us. Application materials are due by 4:00 pm on January 24 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Erin Sindberg Porter. The commission is currently reviewing applications for another vacancy in the Fourth Judicial District related to the retirement of Judge M. Jacqueline Regis. Applicants who applied for that vacancy will also be considered for this opening and do not need to submit a new application. The commission expects to hold interviews for both vacancies in early February. 

The judges of the Fourth Judicial District have offered to provide informational interviews to prospective applicants. To request more information or for other inquiries about the application process, please contact the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us

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

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