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THE MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT – PETER SCHMIT
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
With a theme of Paying it Forward Peter Schmit becomes 61st President of the Minnesota Association for Justice.

Peter Schmit .jpgMINNEAPOLIS, MN – Last Friday, Twin Cities’ attorney Peter Schmit was elected President of the Minnesota Association for Justice (MAJ) at the association’s annual convention in Alexandria, Minnesota. Mr. Schmit’s term will run for one year, from August 2015 to August 2016. Mr. Schmit pledged to use his term as President to help eliminate the barriers injured consumers face when seeking justice through our civil justice system - and to ensure the longevity of the Association dedicated to that goal.


The Minnesota Association for Justice is committed to our Constitution’s guarantee of justice for all and promotes that mission in all of its work. As President, Mr. Schmit will lead efforts to ensure that the right to a trial by jury is not undermined in the courts or at the State Capitol. “Our mission is to protect everyone's access to the courts, not just powerful corporations. We oppose legislation that takes away our rights,” said Mr. Schmit. “In addition to our legislative agenda, my Presidency will seek to connect our members in more meaningful ways. Our annual convention theme of Paying it Forward speaks to the need for long-standing members of MAJ to mentor younger attorneys who are just starting out. We all had a mentor that helped us see the importance of this association and I want to be sure that the tradition continues.”

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Klobuchar, Franken Announce Judicial Selection Committee for Vacancy on Federal District Court
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Klobuchar, Franken Announce Judicial Selection Committee for Vacancy on Federal District Court

Senators tap bipartisan group of distinguished Minnesota leaders to lead search

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced the formation of a judicial selection committee to assist them in making a recommendation to the President to fill a vacancy on Minnesota’s federal district court that was created by Chief Judge Michael J. Davis’s decision to assume senior status. Today Judge Davis sent a letter to President Obama announcing he would retire from regular active service as a United States District Court Judge in August of 2015 and continue to serve as a senior judge.

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Chief Justice Lorie Gildea Proclaims Juror Appreciation Week April 28-May 2
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea has proclaimed April 28 to May 2 Juror Appreciation Week. The Judicial Branch will use this occasion to express appreciation for those Minnesotans who have answered the call to jury service.

The right to a trial by jury is one of the core protections of individual freedom in American society. The Constitutions of the United States and the State of Minnesota guarantee defendants in criminal cases and litigants in civil cases the right to a trial by jury.

“Jurors are a vital part of our justice system; the place where citizens participate in court decisions that impact the lives of individuals, families, and businesses,” said Chief Justice Gildea, noting that Minnesotans respond to jury summons at a consistently high rate. “This week, courts around the state will be recognizing and thanking the citizens who report for jury service, as well as the employers who support employee leaves for jury service.”

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