Planned maintenance will take place from 10:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. on both Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20. During these times, and most court applications may be unavailable for up to 30 minutes. eFS will NOT be affected. Please plan ahead.
Judge Paul R. Scoggin

Family Justice Center
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-6734
Chambers Phone: (612) 596-1494
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 596-1494

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Paul R. Scoggin


Appointed Jan. 2, 2015, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2016. Current term expires Jan. 2023.


J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1984

B.S., Saint John’s University, 1981

Past Employment:

Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, 1984-2014

International Prosecutor, European Union External Action, 2009-2010


Family, Oct. 30, 2017-Present

Criminal, Jan. 2015-Oct. 27, 2017

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