Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks

Minnesota Judicial Center
Court of Appeals
(651) 297-7650

Chambers Phone: 651-297-1002

Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

 
Judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals
  • Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson on Nov. 2, 1998; elected in 2000, 2006, and 2012
  • Member of a 19-person court with statewide jurisdiction of appeals from all final                 decisions of the administrative agencies and the district courts, with the exception of first-degree murder convictions, legislative or statewide election contests, workers' compensation cases, and tax cases.
Rider Bennett, LLC, Minneapolis, MN   1985 – 1998
  • Partner 1992 – 1998; Associate   1985 – 1991
  • Management Committee Member   1992 – 1995
  • Practice focused on civil trial work in the areas of railroad, insurance, product liability, and employment law.
 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

 
Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards   2009-2017
  • Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty in 2009; reappointed by Governor Mark Dayton in 2012
  • Chair   September 2013 – December 2014
Minnesota Supreme Court Civil Appellate Rules Committee, Chair   2008 – present
 
Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society Board of Directors   2011 – present
  • Chair, Events Committee   2015 – present
Minnesota Supreme Court Juvenile Delinquency Rules Committee   2001 – 2004
 
Minnesota Supreme Court Constitution Day Committee   1999 – 2003
 
YMCA Youth in Government Board   2013 – present
 
William Mitchell College of Law Board of Trustees   2011 – 2016
Mitchell Hamline College of Law Board of Trustees   2016 – present
 
William Mitchell College of Law Alumni Board of Directors   1990 – 1996; 2006 - present
  • Recipient of Distinguished Alumni/ae Award   November 1998
American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Inducted   1997
  • President, MN Chapter   2000
  • National Board Representative   2006 – 2016
  • Judicial Independence National Committee Co-Chair   2010 – 2016
Warren E. Burger Inn of Court
  • Member   1989-1991; 1999 – present
  • Group Leader   1999 – present
  • President   2003 – 2004
International Society of Barristers
  • Inducted   1997
Minnesota State Bar Association   1985 – present
  • Civil Litigation Section Governing Council   1994 – 2015
  • Chair   2005 – 2006
  • Secretary   2004 – 2005
  • Treasurer   2003 – 2004
Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Bench and Bar Committee   2001 – 2010
  • Nominating Committee Co-chair   2008 – 2009
National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Faculty member
 
Adjunct Faculty Member
  • William Mitchell College of Law   1998 – present
  • Hamline University School of Law   2002 – 2004
St. Thomas University School of Law, Mentor
 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

 
Lay Care Ministry – Seniors, Christ Presbyterian Church   2009 – 2015

Everybody Wins Minnesota, Reading Volunteer
  • Benjamin E. Mays Elementary School, St. Paul, MN   1999 – 2016
Minnesota Court of Appeals Annual Dorothy Day Center Cookout Co-Chair

Minnesota Court of Appeals Shakopee Correctional Facility Law & Literature Program

Memorial Blood Bank, Volunteer Donor

South View Middle School, Edina, MN
  • Career Day Parent Coordinator   1997 – 2002
Hospice, Boulder, CO, Volunteer on Grief Counseling Team   1977 – 1981


EDUCATION:

 
William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN

  • J.D., cum laude   1985
  • Semi-finalist, 1984 Client Counseling National Competition

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

  • M.A., Guidance and Counseling   1976

University of California, Davis, CA

  • Counseling Practicum   1975 – 1976

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

  • B.A., Sociology with Secondary Teaching Certification   1971