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Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions

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Judicial Council

Also known as:
State Judicial Council
Active dates:1937-1981
Function: The Council studies the organization, rules of procedure, and administration of the state judicial system.
Membership: 11 members include: the chief justice of the state supreme court, or designee; two acting or former district court judges appointed by assembly of district court judges; one acting or former probate judge, similarly appointed by probate judges; and seven members appointed by the governor, including a municipal judge and at least four attorneys. Meetings at the call of the chair.

Originally the Council had seven members.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 1980.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Notes: As of at least 2006, there appears to be a Minnesota Judicial Council whose purpose is this: The purpose of the Minnesota Judicial Council is to govern the Judicial Branch through the establishment and monitoring of administrative policies designed to achieve an accessible, fair and timely system of justice statewide and to ensure that the Judicial Branch functions as an independent and accountable branch of government. See: Judicial Council
Record last updated: 12/11/2012

Additional print information on this group may be available in the Library's collection of agency notebooks. Please contact a librarian for assistance. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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