Fee recommends three names to fill Seventh Judicial District emptiness – InForum

MOORHEAD — The Fee on Judicial Choice has introduced it’s recommending three candidates to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz for consideration to fill a emptiness in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District.

The emptiness occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Jay D. Carlson. The seat might be chambered in Moorhead in Clay County.

The candidates embrace Michael Leeser, Mara Rausch, and Greta Smolnisky.

Leeser is an assistant county lawyer in Clay County, the place he prosecutes grownup prison and juvenile circumstances.

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Mike Leeser.

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He’s a member of the Clay County Drug Court docket and Clay County Veteran’s Court docket groups. Leeser was beforehand an lawyer with Lies, Bullis & Hatting and an assistant metropolis lawyer for town of Wahpeton, N.D.

He was additionally an adjunct professor at Minnesota State College Moorhead, the place he taught a course on the introduction to legislation for the Healthcare Administration program.

Rausch is the managing lawyer of the Seventh Judicial District Public Defender’s Workplace in Moorhead.

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Mara Rausch.

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In that function, she supervises attorneys and employees in Becker and Clay counties, and she or he represents purchasers in grownup prison proceedings.

Rausch beforehand frolicked in personal apply, the place she represented purchasers in prison issues and fogeys and kids in little one safety issues.

Smolnisky is a district court docket referee within the Seventh Judicial District, the place she handles the household court docket calendar.

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She was beforehand an assistant public defender within the Seventh and Eighth Judicial Districts, and an lawyer with Mid-Minnesota Authorized Assist.

Smolnisky additionally frolicked in personal apply, the place she represented purchasers in immigration, household legislation, civil dedication, appellate, and probate issues.

For extra details about the judicial choice course of, go to the

Governor’s Judicial Appointments webpage