Planned maintenance on the Minnesota Judicial Branch website,, will take place on from Saturday, June 15, at 8:30 p.m. to Sunday, June 16, at 2:00 a.m. The website may be inaccessible during that period, but all applications, such as eFile and eServe (eFS) and access to case records (MPA Remote), will still be available.

How Do I Become a Judge?

To apply with the governor to be appointed to a vacant judgeship, please contact the governor's Commission on Judicial Selection directly.

To run for a judgeship in an election, please refer to the Secretary of State's Filing for Office page.

Judicial Salaries:

Supreme Court Chief Justice- $190,699
Supreme Court Associate Justice- $173,363 
Court of Appeals Chief Judge- $171,519
Court of Appeals Judge- $163,354
District Court Chief Judge- $161,011
District Court Judge- $153,345

Judicial Benefits

Judicial "Job Descriptions" Set by Statute:

Supreme Court Chief Justice
Supreme Court Justice
Court of Appeals Chief Judge
Court of Appeals Judge
District Court Judge