FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 14, 2022
Contact: Claire Lancaster
Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancies in the Second Judicial District
[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced two vacancies in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. The vacancies will occur upon the retirements of the Honorable George T. Stephenson and Teresa R. Warner. Both seats are chambered in St. Paul in Ramsey 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. Application materials are due by 4:00pm on Friday, February 4, 2022 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Erin Sindberg Porter. The Commission expects to hold interviews in late 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.