July 13, 2020<br />
Contact: Teddy Tschann<br />
<a href=”mailto:teddy.tschann@state.mn.us” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-auth=”NotApplicable”>teddy.tschann@state.mn.us</a><br />
<p style=”text-align: center;”>Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Fifth Judicial District<strong style=”text-align: left;”>&nbsp;</strong></p>
<p>[ST. PAUL, MN] &ndash; On July 6, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy occurring in Minnesota&rsquo;s Fifth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the appointment of the Honorable Gordon&nbsp;L. Moore to the Minnesota Supreme Court. This seat will be chambered in Worthington in Nobles County.</p>
<p>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&rsquo;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&rsquo;s full diversity.</p>
<p>Individuals wishing to apply may request an application&nbsp;<a name=”x__Hlk44914019″>and application instructions&nbsp;</a>by contacting Carl Dennis, Associate Director of Appointments, via e-mail at&nbsp;<a name=”x__Hlk44599418″></a><a href=”mailto:Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-auth=”NotApplicable”>Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Application materials are due by close of business on Monday, July 27, 2020, and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Lola Velazquez-Aguilu. The Commission expects to hold interviews in early August 2020.</strong></p>
<p>For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Carl Dennis at&nbsp;<a href=”mailto:Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-auth=”NotApplicable”>Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us</a>.</p>
<p>For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit our website:&nbsp;<a href=”https://mn.gov/governor/administration/judicialappointments/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-auth=”NotApplicable”>https://mn.gov/governor/administration/judicialappointments/</a>.</p>