Judge Kris Davick-Halfen
Appointed/Elected:

Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty on Nov. 18, 2004. Elected in 2006 and 2012. Current term expires Jan. 2019.


Education:

J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law, 1985
B.A., Concordia College, 1981


Employment:

Judge- Seventh Judicial District, 2004-present

Child Support Magistrate (Former title was Administrative Law Judge)- Seventh Judicial District, 1998-2004

Mediator/Guardian ad litem/independent hearing officer- 1998-2004

Assistant County Attorney- Morrison County, 1989-1997

Attorney- Peltoniemi, Johnson and Majors, 1985-1986

Assistant County Attorney- Wadena County, 1985-1989


Professional Activities:
  • Assisted in the development of the Stearns County Domestic Violence Court
  • ​Attendee/Facilitator of the Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases sponsored by the National Judicial Institute of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Assisted in the development of the Stearns County Veterans Protocol/Treatment Court
  • Attendee of Judicial Leadership Summit on Domestic Violence, parts one and two
  • Attendee of National Judicial College course on Designing and Presenting Programs Effectively sponsored by the Minnesota Faculty Development Program
  • Previous lead Judge for the Stearns County Family Dependency Treatment Court

Member:
  • Stearns County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
  • Co-chair of the Stearns County Mental Health Steering Committee
  • Stearns County Stepping Up committee
  • Stearns County Domestic Violence Partnership
  • Domestic Violence Judicial Faculty Development Team
  • Planning committee for the Annual Conference of Judges
  • Minnesota District Judges Association
  • Minnesota District Judges Foundation, former board member
  • John E. Simonett American Inns of Court

Community Activities:
  • Member of First Lutheran Church, Little Falls
  • Volunteer for the United Way Llama Llama Community event