Judgeship vacancies in 10th Judicial District announced

The Commission on Judicial Selection announced on Jan. 9 that two judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District Court.

The Honorable Karla F. Hancock and the Honorable Timothy R. Bloomquist have retired, leaving vacancies for district court judgeships chambered at Elk River in Sherburne County and Mora in Kanabec 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 tiffany.orth@state.mn.us. A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application.

Application materials are due by close of business on Monday, January 30, 2012. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Ramsey Professional Building at 7533 Sunwood Drive NW, Suite 306, Ramsey, MN 55303-5186.

For inquiries concerning the application process, contact Tiffany Orth at tiffany.orth@state.mn.us or at 651-201-3413.

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