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State board honors 9th District judge

The Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates presented its 2018 Trial Judge of the Year Award to Ninth Judicial District Judge Lois J. Lang, who was honored at the chapter's annual meeting in July in St. Paul.

The Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates presented its 2018 Trial Judge of the Year Award to Ninth Judicial District Judge Lois J. Lang, who was honored at the chapter's annual meeting in July in St. Paul.

Lang was recognized for her excellence in the conduct of jury trials, her enduring professionalism and her commitment to civility, a news release stated. Lang was appointed to the bench in 1994 by Gov. Arne Carlson. She was the first woman appointed to the bench in the Ninth Judicial District, which includes 17 counties in the northwest corner of the state and encompasses approximately 30 percent of the state. There, she served as assistant chief judge and then chief judge during her 24 years on the bench. Lang retired July 6.

The board is an organization of experienced and ethical trial lawyers whose mission is to preserve the right to a civil jury trial guaranteed by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility and courtesy in the legal profession.

Minnesota's Ninth Judicial District serves the counties of Aitkin, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods,Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau. The District is served by 28 judges. In 2017, more than 62,000 cases were filed in Ninth Judicial District courts.

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