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Panel recommends Court of Appeals candidates  [ST. PAUL, MN] – Earlier this year, Governor Walz asked a 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 to the Court of Appeals. The panel announced today that it is recommending five candidates for consideration to fill the current vacancies on the Minnesota…
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:<br /> September 3, 2019<br /> Contact: Teddy Tschann<br /> <a href="mailto:teddy.tschann@state.mn.us">teddy.tschann@state.mn.us</a><br /> 651-402-8841&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Governor Walz Appoints Dannia Edwards to Fill First Judicial District Vacancy</p> <p>ST. PAUL, MN &ndash; Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Dannia Edwards as District Court Judge in Minnesota&rsquo;s First Judicial District. Ms. Edwards will be replacing the Honorable Thomas W. Pugh and will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am honored to…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2019 Contact: Teddy Tschann teddy.tschann@state.mn.us 651-402-8841  Governor Walz Appoints Melissa Saterbak to Fill 10th Judicial District Vacancy ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Melissa Saterbak as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. Ms. Saterbak will be filling the vacancy of the late Honorable Tammi Fredrickson and will be chambered at Anoka in Anoka County. “I am honored to appoint Melissa Saterbak as…
In 2006 I came here as a summer associate. And we just ended up here. We liked it here and I liked the job, and here we still are. Pemberton [Law] itself has evolved in the time I’ve been here—I’ve kind of seen niches develop just in the last 12 years. – Josh Heggem   Steve Besser Dolan & Besser, Litchfield When I got out of law school, I went to Duluth to be a…
Like most rural communities, [Springfield has] seen some decline in population and some change in population mix in the sense that when we first started, it tended to be true that people were born here, lived here, and died here. Over the years we’ve seen more influx and more outflow of people. –Paul Muske     JoEllen Doebbert solo practitioner, Alexandria As in Minnesota generally, the population living in the rural, lake-filled areas of west…
The speed of the technological change in practice is overwhelming. Just five or 10 years ago, I was thinking I’d be retired before it catches me. I won’t have to deal with any of this. Boy, was I wrong. – Steve Peloquin       Antonio Tejeda Guzman Tejeda Guzman PLLC, Willmar In terms of technology, I’ve been paperless for over 10 years. I absolutely hate paper, so I rely on technology in every possible…
We have a paucity of attorneys in practice in rural Minnesota in general. I’m trying to make a quick list in my mind. In addition to the [Cook] County Attorney’s office, which has two full-time attorneys, we have only two other full-time practicing attorneys here who live and work in the county all year round. – Molly Hicken   Paul Muske  Muske, Suhrhoff & Pidde, Ltd., Springfield To some extent the collegiality between attorneys has…
<p>As reported in the July issue of <em>Bench &amp; Bar</em>, the Court accepted the MSBA&rsquo;s request to appear as amicus in <em>K.M. vs. Burnsville Police Department </em>(A19-0414). The case involves the issuance and execution of a search warrant for an attorney&rsquo;s office and the seizure of all client files. The brief is now posted online, and you can read it by visiting <em>https://bit.ly/2MFCMjr&nbsp;</em></p> <div><em><br /> </em></div>…