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Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancies in Fifth Judicial District

November 14, 2011

Saint Paul, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that two judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District Court. The Honorable Timothy K. Connell and the Honorable Jeffrey L. Flynn have retired, leaving vacancies for district judgeships, one co-chambered in Pipestone and Rock Counties and the other chambered in Nobles County respectively.
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. 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.
An individual wishing to apply may request an application by writing to Lee E. Sheehy, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, at 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Tiffany Orth, Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business, Monday, December 5, 2011. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Monday, December 19, 2011 at the Prairie Justice Center in Worthington.   
For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Tiffany Orth at or at (651) 201-3413.