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Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in the First Judicial District

May 27, 2014

The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s First Judicial District Court. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Robert R. King, Jr. Judge King’s seat will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota 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 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 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, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Dakota County Judicial Center in Hastings, Minnesota. Candidates that have applied for the existing vacancy in Dakota County, created upon the retirement of the Honorable Richard G. Spicer, may also be considered for this seat.
For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Andrew Olson at or at (651) 201-3413.