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Judge Pamela G. Alexander


Hennepin County

Hennepin County Courthouse
Phone: (612)348-2040

Chambers Phone: 612-348-3804

Chambers Email: Email Chambers Staff

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed to Municipal Court in 1983
Became District Court Judge in 1986 - Unification of Bench
Elected in 1984, 1990, 1996, and 2002 
Re-appointed to Fourth Judicial District Court in 2013. Current term expires Jan. 2015.

Education:

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1977
B.A., Augsburg College, 1974

Employment:

Re-appointed to the Hennepin County District Court, 2013
President of the Council on Crime and Justice, 2008
Appointed Presiding Judge of the Hennepin County District Court Juvenile Division, 1998
Elected Assistant Chief Judge of the Hennepin County District Court, 1996
Appointed to the Hennepin County District Court, 1986
Appointed to the Hennepin County Municipal Court, 1983
Attorney, Hennepin County - Criminal Division, 1980
Attorney, Legal Rights Center, 1978
Trust Administrator, First Bank, 1977
Law Clerk, Neighborhood Justice Center and the Legal Rights Center, 1974

Additional Information:

Assigment History

  • Criminal, 3/2013-Present
  • Juvenile, 2004-2008
  • Civil & Criminal, 8/2000-2004
  • Juvenile, 10-1996-7/2000 (Presiding 1/1998 to 7/2000)
  • Assistant Chief Judge, 1996-1998
  • Civil Block & Criminal, 3/1995-9/1996
  • Criminal, 1/1994-2/1995
  • Civil & Criminal, 1/1992-12/1993
  • Civil & Family, 7/1991-12/1991
  • Civil & Criminal, 4/1998-6/1991
  • Criminal & Civil, 2/1983-3/1998

Judicial Committees

  • Chair, Equal Justice Committee
  • Criminal Committee
  • Jury Committee
  • Joint Bench/Board Committee
  • Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Technology Committee
  • Chair, Family Violence Coordinating Council
  • Youth Coordinating Board
  • Juvenile Assessment Center Planning Committee
  • Public Safety Facility Planning Committee
  • Fourth Judicial District Executive Committee

Community Involvement

  • Minneapolis Children's Hospital & Clinic Board of Directors
  • Way to Grow Board of Directors
  • Minneapolis Foundation, Chair of the Governance Committee, Executive Committee
  • Emma Howe Memorial Foundation Board of Directors
  • Esther V. Crosby Girl Scout Committee
  • Youth motivational speaker
  • Basketball coach
  • Teacher & avid reader
  • Has received over 50 Community Service Awards
    • Profiles in Courage Award from the National Bar Association, 2001
    • Torchbearer's Award from Rainbow Push Coalition, 2000
    • Star Performer Award from Hennepin County, 1998
    • Woman of the Year Award from Iota Phi Lambda,
    • Jurist Award for the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division, 1997
    • Profiles in Courage Award from the Minnesota Minority Lawyers Association, 1995
    • Distinguished Barrister Award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1993
    • Esther V. Crosby Award from the Greater Minneapolis Girl Scouts

Recent Awards

  • 2014 Top 10 Global WOLF Give Back Award
  • 2014 Turning Point Honoree of the Year 
  • 2013 Council on Crime and Justice Board of Directors Award 
  • 2010 Minority Business Award – Mpls. St. Paul Business Journal  
  • 2010 MN Black Women Lawyers Network Achievement Award  
  • 2006 David Graven Public Service Award – MN State Bar Association