Judge Elizabeth V. Cutter

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

Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 348-9764
Judicial Clerk: (612) 348-9784

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Elizabeth V. Cutter
Appointed/Elected:Elected Nov. 2012 and 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.
Education:William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980
University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts, 1974; Master of Arts, 1992
Employment:Minnesota District Court Judge, Jan. 2013-present
Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, 2005-2012
Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, 1988-2005
Special Assistant Attorney General, 1980-1987
Professional Memberships:Minnesota Women Lawyers
American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Professional and Community Activities/Other Information:President, Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2010-2011
Former Member, Board of Directors, Minnesota Women Lawyers
Interact Center for the Arts
Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association
Minnesota Swimming, 1987-2012
Former member, Minnesota State Institutional Review Board, 1992-2004
Former member, Bar Association District Ethics Committees for Hennepin and Ramsey counties
Former member, Hennepin County Bar Association Nominating Committee, 2004-2012
Minnesota State Bar Association Mock Trial judge and former coach, 2001-present
McGee Moot Court Judge, 2003-present
Former member, Family Violence Coordinating Council, Domestic Violence Steering Committee, and Fatality Review Team, 2006-2012
2011 Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year
Bush Leadership Fellow, 1991-1992
Mentor, Minnesota Women Lawyers and St. Thomas School of Law, 2005-present
Assignment:Family, June 10, 2019 - Present
Probate/Mental Health, July 1, 2016 – June 7, 2019

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