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Judge Ann Leslie Alton


Hennepin County

Hennepin County Courthouse
Phone: (612)348-2040

Chambers Phone: 612-348-8105

Chambers Email: Email Chambers Staff

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed in 1989
Elected in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.

Her current term expires in January 2015.

Education:

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1970
B.A., Smith College, 1967

Employment:

Senior Attorney, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, 1970-89
Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School, 1978-82
Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, 1977-Present
Adjunct Professor, Hamline University Law School, 1973-1977 & 2004-Present
Adjunct Professor, St. Thomas University Law School, Director of Trial Advocacy, 2005-Present

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota Distsrict Judges Association (MDJA)
National Women Judges Association (NWJA)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Minnesota Bar Association (MBA)
Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA)

Additional Information:

Assignment History

  • Civil & Criminal, 3/4/13-Present
  • Criminal, 12/1/11-3/1/13
  • Civil & Criminal, 1/1/08-11/30/11
  • Juvenile, 1/10/06-12/31/07
  • Criminal, 11/2004-1/9/06
  • Civil & Criminal, 7/1998-10/2004
  • Presiding Judge, Probate/Mental Health, 11/1995-7/1998
  • Civil & Presiding Judge, Probate/Mental Health, 7/1995-10/1995
  • Civil & Criminal, 11/1989-7/1995
  • Criminal, 7/1989-10/1989

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Teaches trial advocacy courses to lawyers and law students at University of Thomas, William Mitchell College of Law, and Hamline University Law Schools and Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
  • Senior faculty member for NITA (National Institute for Trial Advocacy), 1978-Present

Awards  

  • Honorable Mention, National Roscoe Pound Award for Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor, 2000, by Roscoe Pound Institute, Washington, D.C.