The State of Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District serves Hennepin County, and is the state's largest and busiest trial court, handling nearly 500,000 cases each year (about 38% of all cases filed in the state). The Fourth District serves 1.2 million people, which includes Minneapolis and its surrounding 46 suburban cities, about 22% of the state's population.
The Fourth District is a large urban / suburban trial court of general jurisdiction, with criminal/traffic, civil, family, juvenile, and probate/mental health cases heard in 8 locations. The 62 judges, 15 referees, 12 hearing officers and 540 staff members strive to provide an accessible, fair, courteous, efficient and innovative system of justice.
Our Court's mission is to provide justice through a system that assures equal access for the fair and timely resolution of cases and controversies. We highly value innovation, as seen in our full commitment to the e-court environment (electronic records, electronic case filing, centralization of services, digital court monitoring, and pilot web-based hearings). Other innovations to increase our efficiency include the use of hearing officers to hear contested citations; conciliation court cases heard by contract attorneys; self-help service centers to assist self-represented litigants; and six treatment courts.
The Fourth Judicial District, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota is seeking a dynamic and effective Judicial District Administrator ("JDA") to direct the administrative and management activities of the judicial district. The JDA exercises considerable independent judgment, initiative and discretion in work methods and styles to implement judicial district policies, and plays a critical role in directing the administrative services of the district. The JDA is appointed by the Chief Judge of the District with the advice of the full bench (Minnesota Statute 484.68) and serves at the pleasure of the Bench.
Possession of a Bachelor's degree supplemented by 10 years of increasingly responsible work in court or public administration, business administration, or a related field; OR Possession of a Bachelor's degree supplemented by a Master's degree in court or public administration, business administration, or a related field and at least 5 years of increasingly responsible work in a court or public administration field. Management experience with a multi-judge, urban jurisdictional court is highly desirable.
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
Certification by the Institute for Court Management of the National Center for State Courts preferred
About Minnesota Fourth Judicial District Court, serving Hennepin County
Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District serves Hennepin County and it is the state's largest trial court, receiving nearly 500,000 cases each year. The 62 judges, 16 referees and more than 525 staff members strive to offer an accessible, fair, courteous, efficient and innovative system of justice.