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Judge Shereen M. Askalani


Appointed July 1, 2016, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


B.A., Minnesota State University-Mankato
J.D., Hamline University School of Law

Past Employment:

  • Assistant Ramsey County Attorney, Prosecution Division
  • Assistant Ramsey County Attorney, Juvenile and Child Support divisions
  • Law clerk, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
  • Senior law clerk, Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office

Legal and Professional Activities:

  • Co-chair, Domestic Violence Steering Committee
  • Member, Minnesota District Judges Association
  • Member, Minnesota District Judges Foundation
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Women’s Lawyers
  • Mentor, St. Thomas School of Law Mentee Program
  • Former member, Minnesota Supreme Court Juvenile Rules Committee

Community Activities:

  • Board Member, Past President, Minnesota State University, Mankato College of Social and Behavior Science Board
  • Committee Member, Anne Bancroft Foundation
  • High School Mock Trial Judge
  • High School and College Speech and Debate Judge

Assignment History:

Criminal - July 1, 2016, to present