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Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in the Ninth Judicial District

6/7/2019 4:14:36 PM

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Kurt J. Marben and will be chambered at Mahnomen in Mahnomen 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 contacting Carl Dennis, Judicial 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 on Friday, June 28, 2019 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Lola Velazquez-Aguilu. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Friday, July 19, 2019.

For inquiries concerning the application process, please Carl Dennis at or at (651) – 201 – 3433.

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