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Judge Christian M. Sande

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040

Email
Chambers Phone: (612) 543-3576
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 543-3576 (cases ending in an even number)
Law Clerk: (612) 543-3577 (cases ending in an odd number)

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Christian M. Sande

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed July 11, 2016, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.

Education:

J.D., cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law (1996)
B.A., International Relations, Hamline University (1990)


Past Employment:

Attorney, Christian Sande LLC (2006 to 2016)
Attorney, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. (1996 to 2005)


Professional and Community Activities:

  • Minnesota State Canvassing Board (2020)
  • Fourth Judicial District Facilities & Security Committee (Member, 2018 to present)
  • Minnesota Lavender Bar Association (Board member, 2020 to present; Member, 2017 to present)
  • Minnesota Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board (Chair, 2016; Member, 2013 to 2016)
  • Volunteer high school mock trial judge, Minnesota State Bar Association (2015 to present)
  • Board of Directors, Consumer Credit of Minnesota (2015 to 2016)
  • GED tutor, Open Door Learning Center (North Minneapolis), Minnesota Literacy Council (2014 to 2019)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (1996 to present)
  • Washington State Bar Association (2004 to 2016)


Assignment History: 

Civil, August 3, 2020 - Present
Family, April 14, 2017 - July 31, 2020
Criminal - July 11, 2016 - Present

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