Judge Mark Ireland


Elected 2010, 2016, and 2022.  Current term expires Jan. 2029.


University of Minnesota School of Law, J.D. cum laude
Southern Methodist University, BA

Academic Positions

Legal Research and Writing Instructor, University of Minnesota School of Law (2009-2012)
Adjunct Professor, Consumer Transactions, Hamline University School of Law (2008-2010)

Leadership Positions

Second Judicial District Executive Committee (2019-2022)
Presiding Judge, Juvenile and Family Division (2019-2022)
Lead Judge, Ramsey County Treatment Courts (2016-2018)
Lead Judge, Children’s Justice Initiative (2012-2015)
Faculty, New Judge Orientation (2013-present)
Faculty, Trial Skills Program (2018-present)

Advisory or Policy-Making Positions

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council, Minnesota State Bar Association (2023-present)
State Early Neutral Evaluation Advisory Committee (2019-2022)
Ramsey County Early Neutral Evaluation Steering Committee (2019-2022)
Board of Directors, Minnesota District Court Judges Association (2012-2016)
Statewide Drug Court Initiative Advisory Committee, Member (2015 to 2019)
National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Model Court Implementation Site, Lead Judge (2014 to 2015)
MSBA Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged, Judicial Sub-Committee (2014 to 2016)
eCourt-MN Judge Team, member (2013 to 2015)
Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Juvenile Protection Procedure and Adoption Procedure, Member (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017)

Professional Memberships

Minnesota District Judges Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

President’s Community Partner Award, Campus Compact Minnesota (2016)
Ambassador Scholarship, National Judicial College (2014)
Outstanding Service Award for Direct Legal Service, Minnesota Justice Foundation (2009)
Up and Coming Attorney Award, Minnesota Lawyer (2009)
Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine