St. Louis County
St. Louis County-Duluth Courthouse
Phone: (218) 726-2460
Appointed Feb. 2, 1996. Elected in 1998, 2004, and 2010. Current term expires Jan. 2011.
William Mitchell College of Law (J.D. 1982); Mankato State College (B.S.T. 1974)
Partner, Fillenworth & Sweetland, Duluth, Minnesota (1990-1996); Assistant Sixth Judicial Public Defender (1982-1996); Eckman & Fillenworth, Duluth, Minnesota (1986-1990); Sole Practitioner (1982-1986); Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota (1982).
Minnesota Supreme Court (1982); Federal District Court, District of Minnesota (1982).
Minnesota State Bar Association (1982-Present), Board of Governors (1993-1998, 2004); Eleventh District Bar Association (1982-Present), Secretary (1989-1990), Vice President (1990-1991), President (1991-1992), Judicial Administration Committee (1995-Present), Family Law Committee (1982-Present); Minnesota Women Lawyers (1998-Present); American Bar Association (1982-Present); American Judges Assocation (1996-Present); Minnesota District Judges Association (1996-Present); National Women Judges Association (1997-Present); Rules of Criminal Procedure Committee for the Supreme Court (2003-Present).
Trinity Lutheran Church (1983-Present); YWCA Board of Directions (1983-1988); Foster Parents Advisory Board (1983-1987); Arrowhead Regional Corrections Advisory Board (1999-2004).
Other Teaching and Lecturing Activities:
CLE Lecturer on Family Law and Evidence.