Judge Shereen M. Askalani

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-6000

Law Clerk: (612) 543 3522
Judicial Clerk: (612) 543-3523

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

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:

  • Trial Judge Board Member, Minnesota Board of Judicial Standards
  • Co-chair, Family Violence Coordinating Council
  • Mentor, St. Thomas School of Law Mentee Program
  • Mentor, Hopkins High School ProPEL- (Professionals Providing Experience for Life)
  • Member, Fourth Judicial District Equal Justice Committee
  • Member, Minnesota District Judges Foundation
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Women’s Lawyers
  • Former Co-chair, Domestic Violence Steering Committee
  • Former member, Fourth Judicial District Juvenile Eliminating Racial Disparities Committee
  • Former member, Minnesota Supreme Court Juvenile Rules Committee

Community Activities:

  • Committee Member, Ann Bancroft Foundation
  • Girls Traveling Basketball Program Volunteer
  • Girls on the Run Volunteer
  • United Way School Supply Drive Volunteer
  • High School Mock Trial Judge
  • High School and College Speech and Debate Judge
  • Board Member, Past President, Minnesota State University, Mankato College of Social and Behavior Science Board

Assignment History:

Criminal: January 1, 2022 to present
Juvenile: December 31, 2018, to December 31, 2021
Criminal: July 1, 2016, to December 30, 2018