Retirement leaves opening for judge

Published 11:57 am Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Commission on Judicial Selection announced a judgeship vacancy will occur in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District Court. The Honorable Joseph F. Wieners has retired, leaving a vacancy to be chambered at Rochester in Olmsted County in the Third 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.

To apply, 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. Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Andrew Olson, appointments coordinator, via email at

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A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at the Rice County Courthouse in Faribault, Minn.