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Bryan, Segal to be sworn-in as newest members of Minnesota’s Court of Appeals

Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Public investiture ceremony to be held Thursday, January 16

The Honorable Jeffrey M. Bryan and the Honorable Susan Segal will be sworn in as Minnesota Court of Appeals judges during a public investiture ceremony on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul.
 
More information about the event, which is open to the media, is available below.
 
What:
Public investiture ceremony for the Honorable Jeffrey M. Bryan and the Honorable Susan Segal, the 58th and 59th judges of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
 
Program Participants:
Governor Tim Walz will formally present the appointees. Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea, Minnesota Court of Appeals Chief Judge Edward J. Cleary, and Tom Nelson, President of the Minnesota State Bar Association, will provide remarks at the event.
 
The Honorable Jennifer L. Frisch, Judge of the Second Judicial District, will speak on behalf of Judge Bryan.  The Honorable Paul A. Magnuson, Senior Judge of the United States District Court, will administer the oath of office to Judge Bryan.
 
Mr. Thomas Johnson, senior counsel at Lathrop GPM, will speak on behalf of Judge Segal.  The Honorable Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks, Senior Judge of the Court of Appeals, will administer the oath of office to Judge Segal.
 
When:
Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 3:30 p.m.
 
Where:
Landmark Center
75 West Fifth Street, St. Paul, MN
 
About the Honorable Jeffrey M. Bryan
 
Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Judge Jeffrey M. Bryan to the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Oct. 9, 2019. Judge Bryan replaced the Honorable Judge Heidi Schellhas upon her retirement, and serves in an at-large capacity.
 
Judge Bryan previously served as a trial court judge in the Second Judicial District and as Co-Chair of the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. Previously, Judge Bryan was an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office, an associate attorney at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, and a judicial clerk for the U.S. District Court under the Honorable Paul A. Magnuson. His community involvement includes leading a work-group that reformed and decriminalized runaway and truancy cases in the Second District, and serving on the Minnesota Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, the Minnesota Supreme Court Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee, and on the board of various community organizations, including the Minnesota Urban Debate League, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, and the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association.
 
Judge Bryan earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Texas at Austin and, his J.D. from Yale Law School.
 
About the Honorable Susan Segal
 
Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Susan Segal to the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Oct. 9, 2019. Judge Segal replaced the Honorable Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks upon her retirement, filling the seat designated for the Fifth Congressional District.
 
Judge Segal previously served as the Minneapolis City Attorney. In her role, she was responsible for the legal work of the City, including all litigation involving the City and its boards and commissions, and managing an office of 110 employees. She was also responsible for managing criminal prosecutions of misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors committed by adults in the City, which involves over 15,000 cases per year and where she focused on justice reform in this capacity. Before serving as Minneapolis City Attorney, Judge Segal established her own law firm, Susan Segal PLLC, focused on employment law. She was also a partner at Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, P.A. and a Senior Attorney at the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Her community involvement includes her current service as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and Board member of Minnesota Film and TV; she was previously the Chair of Board of the Mental Health Association of Minnesota along with other community work.
 
Judge Segal earned her B.A. from the University of California – Berkeley and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.