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Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in Seventh Judicial District

February 07, 2013

ST. PAUL, MN –The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District Court. The Honorable James W. Hoolihan has retired, leaving a vacancy to be chambered at Foley in Benton County in the Seventh 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 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, Saint 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, February 28, 2013. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Benton County Courthouse in Foley, Minnesota.

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Andrew Olson at or at (651) 201-3413.