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Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in the First Judicial District

August 01, 2013
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s First Judicial District Court. The Honorable Michael V. Sovis has retired, leaving a vacancy to be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County in the First Judicial District.
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 Andrew Olson, 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, Friday, August 16, 2013. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Friday, August 30, 2013.
For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Andrew Olson at or at (651) 201-3413.