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Judge Michelle Ann Larkin

Court of Appeals

Chambers Phone: 651-297-1004

Appointed/Elected: 

Appointed to the District Court on Nov. 10, 2005, by Governor Tim Pawlenty.

Appointed to the Court of Appeals on June 24, 2008, by Governor Tim Pawlenty.

Elected in 2010.  Current term expires Jan. 2017.

Education:

J.D., Magna Cum Laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 1992.
B.A., University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus, 1988.

Employment:

District Court Judge, Tenth Judicial District, Wright County, 2005 – 08.

Senior Attorney and Trial Team Supervisor, Office of the Public Defender, Hennepin County, 2001-05.

Attorney, Office of the Public Defender, Hennepin County, 1992-2001.

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association
 
Minnesota Court of Appeals Representative, Minnesota State Bar Association Assembly

Minnesota District Judges Association

Minnesota Supreme Court Criminal Rules Committee, 2011-Present

Chair, Minnesota Supreme Court Juvenile Delinquency Rules Committee

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Designee, Advisory Council on Interstate Adult Offender Supervision

Lead Judge, Children’s Justice Initiative, Wright County, 2007-08

Member, Minnesota Supreme Court Juvenile Delinquency Rules Committee, 2001-05

Member, Minnesota Supreme Court Task Force on Court Appointed Civil Counsel, 2000-01

Member, Minnesota Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Services Task Force, 1999-2001

Member, Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Amendment of the Juvenile Protection Rules, 1997-99

Professional and Community Activities:

Judge, Minnesota State Bar Association Mock Trial Program, 2007-present.

Mentor, University of St. Thomas Law Mentor Externship Program, 2002-present.

Member, Wright County Sober School Advisory Board, 2007-2008.

Member, Wright County Truancy Diversion Program Work Group, 2007-2008.

Member, Church of St. Stephen, Anoka, Minnesota.

Additional Information:

Former Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law (2008 and 2009)

Panelist, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, “Appellate Decision-Making: You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But You Can Get What You Need," The 4th Annual Appellate Practice Institute, sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association Appellate Practice Section (Minneapolis, Minn., March 26, 2010)

Panelist, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, "First Impressions from the Appellate Bench," The 3rd Annual Appellate Practice Institute, sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association Appellate Practice Section (Minneapolis, Minn., March 6, 2009)

Panelist, “Order in the Court!” Maintaining Professionalism in the Courtroom, Bridging the Gap – Annual Conference of Judges (December 2007)

Instructor, The New Judge Experience, Minnesota District Judges Association Fall Conference (September 2007)

Panelist, “Order in the Court!” Maintaining Professionalism in the Courtroom, Annual Conference of Judges (December 2005)

Judge, University of St. Thomas School of Law Advanced Trial Advocacy Final Trial (March 2005)

Guest Instructor, University of Minnesota Law School, Trial Advocacy Advanced Cross Examination Lecture (March 2005)

Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Trials and Tribulations, Juvenile Delinquency Representation, Jail Credit for E. J. J. Offenders, sponsored by the State of Minnesota, Board of Public Defense (Brainerd, Minn., Nov. 22, 2003)

Group Leader, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Trials and Tribulations, Cross Examination, sponsored by the State of Minnesota, Board of Public Defense (Brainerd, Minn., Nov. 21, 2003)

Group Leader, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Thinking Inside the Box: Minnesota Public Defender Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Minnesota State Public Defender (Red Wing, Minn., April 17, 2002)

Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Juvenile Sex Offender Registration, sponsored by the Hennepin County Office of the Public Defender (Minneapolis, Minn., April 4, 2002)

Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Advocacy Strategies for the New CHIPS Rules, sponsored by the State of Minnesota, Board of Public Defense (Brainerd, Minn., September 16, 2000)

Panelist, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Permanency in Minnesota: Redefining and Strengthening Families, sponsored by the Minnesota Supreme Court and Minnesota Department of Human Services (Brooklyn Center, Minn., June 1, 2000)

Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, What’s New? The Rules of Juvenile Protection, sponsored by the Hennepin County Bar Association (Minneapolis, Minn., January 20, 2000)

Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Juvenile Court: Between the Rainbow and the River Styx, sponsored by the Hennepin County Office of the Public Defender (Minneapolis, Minn., July 15, 1998)

Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, An Overview of E.J.J. Law with Attention to Sentencing Implications in Adult Court, sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Minneapolis, Minn., March 3, 1998)