The Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection is created for the purpose of soliciting judicial candidates, evaluating applicants and recommending nominees to the Governor for appointment. It will fill vacancies that occur within district courts and any vacancies that occur during the term of a judge for the Workers Compensation Court of Appeals. The Commission has 49 members. 27 are appointed by the Governor and 22 are appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court. 9 of these members are appointed at large to consider vacancies within every judicial district. Of these 9 members, at least 3 must be non-attorneys. 4 members are appointed to represent each of Minnesota’s 10 judicial districts. Of these 4 members, there must be at least 2 non-attorneys. Each member of the Commission is appointed to a 4 year term that ends at the conclusion of the Governor’s term.
The Commission is governed by 2011 Minnesota Statutes 480B.01.
The Commission on Judicial Selection is committed to providing equal access to the judicial selection process for all interested individuals. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please contact Andrew Olson at (651) 201-3413 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
For a list of members on the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection, click here.
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There are currently two vacancies on Minnesota's Court of Appeals. These vacancies will occur upon the retirements of the Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski and the Honorable Terri J. Stoneburner, effective April 1, 2014.
Governor Dayton has asked the Commission on Judicial Selection to aid in the review and selection process for these vacancies. The at-large members of the Commission will consider applications and offer recommendations to Governor Dayton. The Commission on Judicial Selection and Governor Dayton are committed to seeking out individuals who possess great integrity, deep legal knowledge, broad experience and a sense of fairness and justice, in addition to the statutory qualifications. The application process is now open for these vacancies.
An individual wishing to apply may request an application by contacting Andrew Olson, Appointments Coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline for the vacancies is Monday, January 13, 2014.
For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Andrew Olson at email@example.com or at (651) 201-3413.
More information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, as well as the vacancies it is currently considering, can be found at http://mn.gov/governor/appointments/judicial-appointments/.
For a list of Judicial Resources, click here.