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Judge Shari R. Schluchter


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


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


  • 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