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Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancies in the Fourth Judicial District

May 01, 2014

ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that three judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District Court. These vacancies were created upon the appointment of the Honorable Denise D. Reilly to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and the retirements of the Honorable Mary S. DuFresne and the Honorable Mark S. Wernick. The three seats will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.
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. 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 these vacancies.
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 Andrew Olson, Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis.
For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Andrew Olson at or at (651) 201-3413.