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New judge sought for the Seventh Judicial District – Detroit Lakes Tribune

ST. PAUL – Friday, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District, which includes Becker, Otter Tail and Wadena counties.
The vacancy will occur upon the April 4 retirement of the Honorable Jay D. Carlson. This seat will be chambered at Moorhead in Clay County.

The Seventh Judicial District consists of the counties of Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd, and Wadena.

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 and services 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 Lieutenant Governor via e-mail at [email protected]. Application materials are due by 4 pm April 8, and should be addressed to the chair of the commission, Ms. Erin Sindberg Porter. The Commission expects to hold interviews in early May.

For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit the Governor’s Judicial Appointments webpage .

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact the Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor at [email protected].

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