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Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in First, Fourth Judicial Districts

3/18/2020 2:07:16 PM

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s First and Fourth Judicial Districts.

The First Judicial District vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Kevin W. Eide and will be chambered at Chaska in Carver County.

The Fourth Judicial District vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Ivy S. Bernhardson and 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 this vacancy.

An individual wishing to apply may request an application by contacting Carl Dennis, Associate Director of Appointments, 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 Tuesday, April 7, 2020 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Lola Velazquez-Aguilu. Interviews are scheduled to be held during the last week of April 2020. Selected candidates will be notified of the interview date.

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

For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit our website:

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