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Senior Judge Karla F. Hancock
(retired 2012)

Sherburne County


Appointed by Governor Jesse Ventura on December 27, 2000. Elected in 2002 and 2008.

Retired on Jan. 3, 2012. 

Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1980
B.S., University of Minnesota, 1970


Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, 1987-2001
Assistant St. Paul City Attorney, 1984-1987
Associate- Miller and Boeder (Minneapolis, MN), 1981-1984

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota Supreme Court, 1980
United States District Court, 1981
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1990

Professional Organizations:

Minnesota District Judges Association- 2001-present
Supreme Court Advisory Committee-Guardian ad Litem Program- 2002
Chair, Sherburne County District Court Bench- 2005-06
Member, Sherburne County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee- 2001-present

Community Activities:

Anoka county 4-H
Anoka County Girl Scouts