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Judge Regina M. Chu


Hennepin County

Hennepin County Courthouse
Phone: (612)348-2040

Chambers Phone: 612-348-7788

Chambers Email: Email Chambers Staff

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed July 22, 2002, by Governor Jesse Ventura. Elected in 2004. Elected in 2010.

Education:

University of Minnesota, BA (cum laude 1975)
William Mitchell College of Law, JD (cum laude 1980)

Employment:

District Court Judge, 2002-present
Private Attorney, Regina M. Chu, P.A., 1997-2002
Private Attorney & Partner, Wilson & Chu, 1993-1996
Private Attorney & Partner, Bassford, Lockhart, Truesdell & Briggs, 1985-1993
Special Assistant Attorney General, Minnesota Attorney General's Office, 1981-84
Law Clerk to Associate Justice Amdahl, MN Supreme Court, 1980-81
Law Clerk to Judge Barbeau, Hennepin County District Court, 1977-1980

Additional Information:

Assignment History

Civil & Criminal, 2007-Present
Family, 2005-2007
Criminal, 2002-2004

Current District Court Committees
Civil Committee
Judicial Education Committee
Hennepin County Subcommittee on ADR
Equal Justice Committee

Publications
Avoiding the Woodshed: Sanctions Under New Rule 11 and Section 549.21, MLM View, (1987)
Trial Court Rejects Indefinite Tolling of Medical Malpractice Statute, Minnesota Defense, (1986)

Teaching Positions and Lectures

  • Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, Legal Writing, 1984-85
  • Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, Civil Practice Skills, 1986-1987
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Advice for New Lawyers, 2010
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, New Lawyers Nuts and Bolts, 2009
  • Hennepin County Young Lawyers Section, Professionalism, 2009
  • Hennepin County Bar Association Dealing With Pro Se Parties in Collection Cases, May 2009
  • 27th Annual Family Law Institute, When, Why and How to Use Expert Witnesses in Family Court, March 2006
  • 2005 Criminal Justice Institute, Crawford, August 2005
  • Clarion CLE, Women in the Legal System, 2005
  • Hennepin County Bar Association CLE, Civility and Professionalism in the Courtroom, 2004
  • Minnesota CLE, Law Firm Organization, Size, Style and Soul, 2002
  • Minnesota CLE, Litigation-Tactics, Problems, Solutions, 2002
  • Minnesota CLE, The Ultimate Trial Notebook, Pretrial Motions, 2000
  • MILE, Going Solo: How to Set Up and Maintain a Practice, 2000
  • Minnesota CLE, The Ultimate Trial Notebook, Pretrial Motions, 1998
  • MILE, Premises Liability, 1997
  • New Americans Forum, Legal Remedies and Rights, 1997
  • Faculty Discussion Leader, Minnesota Institute for Legal Education, Strategic Approaches to Minnesota Evidence, 1996
  • Panelist, Urban Youth Initiative, 1996
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers CLE, Dissecting the Lawyers Professional Insurance Policy, 1993
  • Minnesota Business and Professional Women, Sexual Harassment, 1991
  • Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company Defense Panel Seminar, Bad Faith Attorney's Fees and Ethical Considerations, 1987
  • MILE, Tort Reform for Insurance Professionals, 1987
  • Grand Forks Clinic, Medical Professional Liability, 1986
  • CLE, Court of Appeals Procedures and Practice Aids, 1984

Professional Associations, Organizations, Positions and Honors

  • Board member – Asian Women’s United Minnesota, 2006-present
  • Bar Memorial Committee, 2004-present
  • Vice Chair, Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, 2001-02
  • Board Member, Lawyer Professional Responsibility Board, 1998-2001
  • President, Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court, 2001-02
  • Executive Committee, 1996-2001
  • Member, Director of Office of Professional Responsibility Selection Committee, 2002
  • Bench and Bar Committee, 2004-present
  • Governing Council of Labor and Employment Law Section, MSBA, 1998-2000
  • Children's Law Center, Volunteer Attorney, Truancy Intervention Project, 1999-2001
  • Selected as an Outstanding William Mitchell College of Law Woman Graduate, 2000
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, 1995-97
  • Hennepin County Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1993-98
  • President, National Asian Pacific Bar Association, 1997-98; Board Member, 1995-98
  • Co-Chair, Minnesota Minority Corporate Counsel Program, 1995-98
  • Fourth Judicial District Ethics Committee, 1986-88
  • Bench and Bar Committee, 1997-1998
  • Hennepin County Bar Benefit Committee, 1995
  • Board Member, Minneapolis Athletic Club, 1995-98
  • ABA Law in Public Service Committee
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts Alumni of Notable Achievement
  • William Mitchell College of Law Notable Female Graduate- Selected by peers as one of the top 100 Minnesota Attorneys