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Judicial Standards Board

Also known as:
Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards
Active dates:1971-

The board investigates allegations of misconduct by Minnesota judges and referees and recommends judicial discipline to the Supreme Court, including censure, suspension, retirement or removal of judges, and also educates the judiciary and the public on the role of the Board on Judicial Standards and on the Code of Judicial Conduct.

Preceded by:
Judicial Standards Commission

Minn. Stat. 490A.01 states that the board (as established in 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 271 Art. 11 Sec. 44) is a continuation of the board established by Laws 1971, chapter 909, sections 1 and 2, as amended.


The board has 10 members; one judge of the Court of Appeals, three trial judges, two lawyers who have practiced law in the state for at least 10 years, and four citizens who are not judges, retired judges, or lawyers. All members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Members' terms are for four years and may be extended for an additional four years.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978.

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

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1971-2018.
Record last updated: 07/17/2020

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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