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Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Fifth Judicial District

7/26/2021 12:09:43 PM

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the creation of a new district court judgeship effective July 1, 2021. This seat will be chambered in Mankato in Blue Earth County.

The application process is now open for this vacancy. 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 by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via e-mail at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us . Application materials are due by 4pm on Monday, August 16, 2021, and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Erin Sindberg Porter. The Commission expects to hold interviews in early September.

For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit our website: https://mn.gov/governor/administration/judicialappointments/

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us .

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