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Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in First Judicial District

August 31, 2012
Saint Paul, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s First Judicial District Court.  The Honorable Philip T. Kanning is retiring, leaving a vacancy to be chambered at Chaska in Carver County in the First Judicial District.
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, Monday, September 24, 2012. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Carver County Courthouse in Chaska, Minnesota.
For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Andrew Olson at or at (651) 201-3413.