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Judge Diane R. Alshouse

Ramsey County

Ramsey County Courthouse
Phone: (651) 266-8266


Appointed August 18, 2005, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2006 and 2012. Current term expires January 2019.


J.D., Hamline University School of Law, 1984
B.A., Luther College (Deocrah, Iowa), 1970


Judge- Second Judicial District, 2005-present
Managing attorney- Ramsey County Public Defender's Office, 1985-2005
Assistant Attorney- Hennepin County, 1997-1998

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association (Public Law Section, Executive Council)
Ramsey County Bar Association (Ethics Committee), 1998-2004

Lecturing and Teaching Experience:

Presenter- Continuing Legal Education Seminars on Ethics, 2004
Presenter- Voir Dire, 2003
Speaker- Leadership St. Paul's Law Enforcement Day, 2002
Instructor (Lawyering Skills) - Hamline University School of Law, 1989-1991

Professional and Community Activities:

Board of Directors- Criminal Defense Services, 1987-1991
Chair and Founder- Como Zoo's Nature Walk Program, 1989-2000
Board of Directors- Community Care Corporation, 1987-1996
Mock Trial Coach- Hamline University School of Law
Member- Women of Today
Volunteer- United Hospital
Volunteer- Companion Animal Assisted Therapy,
Volunteer- Last Chance Forever: The Bird of Prey Conservancy
Member and Former President- Como Zoo Docents
Member- White Bear Area Choral Association