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Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancies in the Sixth Judicial District

2/1/2021 11:45:08 AM

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced two vacancies in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District. The first vacancy occurred upon the resignation of the Honorable Shaun R. Floerke. The second vacancy will occur upon the upcoming retirement of the Honorable Mark M. Starr. These seats are chambered in Duluth and Hibbing in St. Louis County.

The application process is now open for these vacancies. The Commission is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents to Minnesota’s judicial system. Per statute, the Commission will consider the following qualifications for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The Commission is seeking applicants who reflect Minnesota’s full diversity.

Individuals wishing to apply may request an application and application instructions by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via e-mail at . Only one application is required to apply for both vacancies. Application materials are due by 4pm CST on Monday, February 22, 2021 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Erin Sindberg Porter. The Commission expects to hold interviews on March 23, 2021.

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor at .

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