The Commission on Judicial Selection announced a judgeship vacancy occurring in Minnesota's 9th Judicial District upon the retirement of Judge Earl Maus, who is chambered in Brainerd in Crow Wing County.

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 open for these vacancies.

An individual wishing to apply may request an application by writing to Lee E. Sheehy, chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Megan Jablonski Johnson, judicial appointments coordinator, via email at A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application.

Application materials are due by close of business Dec. 5. Interviews are scheduled Dec. 19.