Commission on Judicial Selection extends application period for vacancy in the 6th Judicial District


August 31, 2023 

Contact: Claire Lancaster




Commission on Judicial Selection Extends Application Period for Vacancy in the Sixth Judicial District


[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced the extension of the application period for the upcoming vacancy in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District. The new application deadline is 4:00 pm on September 8, 2023. The commission expects to hold interviews in late September.

Please review the original vacancy announcement issued on August 9, 2023:

Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a vacancy in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Michael J. Cuzzo. This seat will be chambered in Two Harbors in Lake County and Grand Marais in Cook 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.

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