Gov. Walz announces upcoming vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals

February 1, 2022
Contact: Claire Lancaster

Governor Walz Announces Upcoming Vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz announced a vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable James B. Florey on April 1, 2022. This seat is designated for Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District. Governor Walz has asked a merit selection panel consisting of leadership in the Governor’s Office, the Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, and the at-large members of that Commission to solicit applicants, review candidates, and recommend finalists for appointment.

The panel 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. The following qualities will be considered for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The application process is now open for this vacancy.

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.usApplicants must have resided in the Eighth Congressional District for at least one year to be eligible for appointment to this seat. Application materials are due by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 and should be addressed to Governor Walz.

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.