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Judge Shari R. Schluchter

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty on May 27, 2005. Elected in 2006, 2012, and 2018. Current term expires January 2025.

Education:

University of North Dakota
J.D., 1985
B.S., 1982

Employment:

  • Judge - Ninth Judicial District (Beltrami County) 2005-present
  • Beltrami County Attorney's Office - Chief Assistant 1990-2005, Assistant 1985-2005
  • Private Practice - 1985-1992
  • Bemidji State University Adjunct Professor - 1992, 1996-2005

Judicial Activities:

Minnesota Judicial Council, 2013-2020

  • Vice-Chair, July 2017-June 2019
  • Court Operations Policy and Strategy (COPS) Committee
  • Human Resources/Educational and Organizational Development (HR/EOD) Committee
  • Strategic Planning, 2018, 2020

Committee for Equality and Justice Co-Chair, January 2015-December 2020

Mentor and Instructor, New Judge Orientation

Minnesota District Judges Foundation Education Committee Co-Chair, 2013-2017

DWI Court Judge, 2007-2018

Former Member, Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the General Rules of Practice for District Courts

Professional Memberships:

  • Minnesota District Judges Association
  • Beltrami County Bar Association
  • Former Member - Beltrami County Child Protection Team
  • Former Treasurer - Beltrami County Bar Association
  • Former Ethics Investigator - 15th District Ethics Committee

Community Activities:

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Association)
Beltrami County Agricultural Association
Bemidji Friends of the Library