Mark Rubin Encourages Local Applicants to Apply for Federal Branch

Two Positions are Open on the State Federal District Court

St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin is being chosen by Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken to serve on a special judicial selection committee.

Rubin will be assisting them in filling vacancies on the State Federal District Court.

Judge Donovan Frank and Judge Ann Montgomery recently decided to assume senior status, creating the openings.

Senior status allows older judges to go into semiretirement while continuing to advise newer judges, and help clear the court’s cases.

Rubin is asking lawyers from Northern Minnesota to apply to fill the empty positions. He says there is already a fair amount of representation from the Metro area.

“You don’t have to be a sitting judge; you could be a practicing lawyer. If they are interested this is an extreme opportune time to submit their application,” St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin said.

With a new President being chosen on November 8, Rubin is unsure as to when the candidates would be sworn in.

“Our task is to have an appointment or have a recommendation to the Senators by the end of the year. Of course, the next President doesn’t get sworn in until the third week of January,” Rubin said.

Interested lawyers should submit their letter of interest and resume by Monday, November 21.

Information can be sent to Co-Chairs Ann Huntrods and Thomas Heffelfinger, Judicial Selection Committee, Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar, 1200 Washington Avenue South, Suite 250, Minneapolis, MN 55415.

Materials may also be e-mailed to References will be requested at a later date during the interview process.

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