Assistant Chief Judge Leslie E. Beiers


Appointed June 27, 2014, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2016. Term expires January 2023.


J.D., with distinction, University of North Dakota, 1983
B.A., magna cum laude, French and Political Science, University of North Dakota, 1980


Assistant St. Louis County Attorney (Juvenile, Criminal and Civil divisions), 1995-2014
Special Assistant United States Attorney, 2011-2014
Assistant Carlton County Attorney, 1991-1995
Staff Attorney, Legal Aid of Northeastern Minnesota, 1985-1991
Law clerk, Magistrate Patrick McNulty, United States District Court, 1983-1985
Past Adjunct Professor, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota Bar Association
Member and past president, 11th District Bar Association
Admitted to the Minnesota State Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Racial Justice Improvement Project
Mending the Sacred Hoop Safety Audit Team
Minnesota District Judges Association


Minnesota Judicial Council 2019-present
Minnesota Judicial Council Executive Committee 2020-present
Assistant Chief Judge 6th Judicial District 2020-present
6th Judicial Council Executive Committee 2020-present
Co-Chair Committee for Equality and Justice 2021-present
Member Committee for Equality and Justice 2015-present
Chair of 6th Judicial District Committee for Equality and Justice 2015-2020
Minnesota Judges Criminal Law Benchbook Committee 2017-2021
Minnesota Criminal Jury Instructions Committee 2015-2021
Presiding Judge Carlton County Treatment Court 2014-2019
Presiding Judge Southern St. Louis County D.W.I. Court 2020-present
Federal District Court Judge Selection Committee- October 2021
One Court Minnesota Hearings Initiative Steering Committee October 2021-present