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MWL Judicial Resources


Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) provides resources and support to MWL members who are considering seeking appointment to the judiciary. The Committee also assists in preparing MWL members for the judicial appointment process.

Assistance Provided by Minnesota Women Lawyers

 

(1) Offering "You Can Be A Judge” seminars where newly appointed judges, members of the Commission on Judicial Selection, and staff from the Governor's Office discuss the judicial appointment process and give tips and suggestions to interested candidates.  

 

(2) Offering document reviews for applicants who want constructive feedback and review of their application, cover letter, resume, and other written submissions to the Commission before such documents are submitted;

(3) Offering mock interview sessions for applicants who want interview practice in anticipation for interviews with the Commission or the Governor;

(4) Collecting information from candidates and judicial appointees about the application and interview process in an effort to better prepare our members for the same.

(5) Providing MWL members with information about upcoming judicial vacancies; and

(6) Recruiting well qualified MWL members for positions on the bench with a view toward increasing the overall diversity of the MN bench and the quality of the applicant pool.

 

Please note that the mock interview and document review services are limited to MWL members only.

 

For more information about these efforts, or to get involved in supporting these activities, please contact MWL Executive Director Debra Pexa (dpexa@mwlawyers.org or 612/338-3205)..

 

Current Judicial Vacancies

 


>> Governor Dayton Has Announced A Vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals


Governor Dayton announced the commencement of a process to fill an upcoming Sixth Congressional District vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Randolph W. Peterson. 


Only persons who have resided in the Sixth Congressional District for at least one year shall be eligible. 

 

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, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Megan Jablonski Johnson, Judicial Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at a Megan.JablonskiJohnson@state.mn.us. A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018.


For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Megan Jablonski Johnson at megan.jablonskijohnson@state.mn.us or at (651) 201-3451.

View complete details here.



>> Governor Dayton Has Announced An Additional Vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals

Governor Dayton announced the commencement of a process to fill an upcoming Seventh Congressional District vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Michael L. Kirk. 


Only persons who have resided in the Seventh Congressional District for at least one year shall be eligible. 

 

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, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Megan Jablonski Johnson, Judicial Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at Megan.JablonskiJohnson@state.mn.us. A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018.


For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Megan Jablonski Johnson at megan.jablonskijohnson@state.mn.us or at (651) 201-3451.

View complete details here.






View the State of Minnesota District Judge Application Procedures document 
HERE.

For inquiries concerning the judicial application process, please contact Megan Jablonski Johnson at megan.jablonskijohnson@state.mn.us or at (651) 201-3451.

 

 

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