<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:<br />
November 16, 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 />
651-402-8841</p>
<p style=”text-align: center;”>Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Seventh Judicial District<strong style=”text-align: left;”>&nbsp;</strong></p>
<p>[ST. PAUL, MN] &ndash; Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota&rsquo;s Seventh Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Barbara R. Hanson. This seat will be chambered in Fergus Falls in Otter Tail 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 and services 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 by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via e-mail at&nbsp;<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, December 7, 2020 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Erin Sindberg Porter</strong>. The Commission expects to hold interviews in late December.</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>
<p>For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor 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>
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