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Application Process Now Open for Vacancies in the Seventh Judicial District

[ST. PAUL, MN] – On Wednesday, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced two vacancies in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District.

One of the vacancies occurred upon the elevation of the Honorable Sarah E. Hennesy to the Minnesota Supreme Court, and the other vacancy will occur upon the resignation of the Honorable Greta M. Smolnisky.

These seats will be chambered in St. Cloud in Stearns County and Moorhead in Clay County.

The application process is now open for these vacancies.

A press release states 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.