Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancies in the 4th Judicial District

December 22, 2021
Contact: Claire Lancaster

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

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced two vacancies in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. These vacancies will occur upon the retirements of the Honorable Elizabeth V. Cutter and Martha A. Holton Dimick. Both seats are chambered in Minneapolis in Hennepin 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 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 Lt. Governor via e-mail at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us. Only one application is required to apply for both vacancies. Application materials are due by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Erin Sindberg Porter. The Commission expects to hold interviews in early February.

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 Lt. Governor at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us.