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Judge Carolina A. Lamas

Hennepin County

Hennepin County Courthouse
Phone: (612)348-2040

Chambers Phone: 612-543-1791

Chambers Email: Email Chambers Staff


Appointed February 3, 2014, by Governor Mark Dayton. Current term expires January 2, 2017.


J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2003

B.A., University of Minnesota, 2000


Executive Director/Lead Attorney, Neighborhood Justice Center, 2007-2014

Assistant Public Defender, Ramsey County Office of the Public Defender, 2003-2007

Professional Memberships:

Member, Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association

  • President 2007-2008
  • Board of Directors 2004-2009

Member, Hispanic National Bar Association

Member, Minnesota State Bar Association

Member, Ramsey County Bar Association

Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers

Past member, Warren E. Burger Inn of Court

Past member, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Past member, Ramsey County Family Violence Coordinating Council

Community Activities:

Tempo, Minnesota Opera

  • Member, 2004-2014
  • Board of Directors, 2011-2014
  • Executive Committee, 2012-2014

American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota

  • Past member
  • Vice President, 2013
  • Board of Directors 2009 - 2013