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Dayton Announces Vacancy in First Judicial District

March 22, 2011

Saint Paul, MN – Governor Mark Dayton announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s First Judicial District Court. The Honorable Robert F. Carolan has retired, leaving a vacancy for a district judgeship chambered at Hastings in Dakota County in the First Judicial District. 
Governor Dayton 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. The following qualities will be considered for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The application process is now open for this vacancy.
An individual wishing to apply may request an application by writing to Lee E. Sheehy, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, at 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Tiffany Orth, Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at The application deadline is Tuesday, April 19, 2011. A full outline of the application process is also available on the governor’s website at Interviews are tentatively scheduled to be conducted on Monday, May 2, 2011.
For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Tiffany Orth at or at (651) 201-3413.