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Randall J. Slieter Appointed to Fill Court of Appeals Vacancy

Posted: Friday, October 5, 2018

Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Judge Randall J. Slieter as the Seventh Congressional District Judge on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Judge Slieter will be replacing the Honorable Michael L. Kirk.
“Judge Randall Slieter has demonstrated a wealth of judicial knowledge and experience that make him very well qualified to serve in this important role,” said Governor Dayton. “His commitment to leading with fairness and integrity, both on the Bench and in his community, will bring great value to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.”
More information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, as well as vacancies it is currently considering, can be found at
About Judge Randall J. Slieter
Judge Slieter is a District Court Judge in the Eighth Judicial District, where he presides over district court cases in Renville County. Previously, he was a partner at Qualley, Boulton & Slieter, a law clerk at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota, a Legislative Intern with the Minnesota House of Representatives, and an adjunct professor of Pre-trial Litigation, Remedies, and Research and Writing at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Judge Slieter is a member of the District Court/Tribal Court Forum, Judicial Branch Education & Organizational Development Faculty Development Team, and the Judicial Officer Technology Advisory Team.