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Senior Judge Lawrence F. Clark
Senior Judge Lawrence F. Clark

Appointed/Elected:

Elected 2010 and 2016. Retired in 2020. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Mar. 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

Education:

William Mitchell College of Law (1980)
University of Minnesota (B.A. in political science, 1975)
Owatonna High School (1970)

Employment:

Dakota County Attorney’s Office, 1989-2010
Private practice in Red Wing, Minnesota and Ellsworth, Wisconsin, 1980-1989

Teaching and Mentoring:

  • Annual training for Sexual Assault Advocates
  • Training for new Dakota County Correctional Deputies
  • Police Report Writing and Preparing to Testify
  • Preparing Medical Experts to Testify
  • Attorney Mentor, William Mitchell College of Law and Dakota County Technical College
  • Mock Trial Judge for law school, college, and high school levels
  • Dakota County Peer Court Facilitator
  • Courtrooms to Classrooms volunteer

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions (President 2004-2006)
  • Red Wing Human Rights Commission (2000-2006)
  • Moderator, series of community forums on human rights issues
  • Board of Directors, Red Wing Girl’s Softball Association
  • Board of Directors, Red Wing Summer Playhouse Theater
  • Cantor and music ministry, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Family:

Married 37 years
Three adult daughters, one grandchild