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Assistant Chief Judge Jennifer L. Frisch


Appointed January 13, 2014, by Governor Mark Dayton.

Elected in 2016.

Current term expires Jan. 2023.


  • B.A. Macalester College, magna cum laude
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude

Employment History:

  • Senior Associate General Counsel, University of Minnesota
  • Attorney, Kelly & Berens, P.A. 

Advisory or Policy-Making Positions:

  • Member, Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee, Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Member, Civil Litigation Council, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Faculty, Judicial Trial Skills Program
  • Member, Judicial Trial Skills Program Re-design Committee
  • Member, New Judge Orientation Re-design Committee
  • Past Member, Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee, General Rules of Practice for District Courts
  • Past Member, Federal Practice Committee, United States District Court, District of Minnesota

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Supervising Judge, Mitchell Hamline School of Law Judicial Externship Program
  • Supervising Judge, University of Minnesota Law School Judicial Externship Program
  • Presiding Judge, Law in Practice Chambers Conference, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Volunteer, Minnesota High School Mock Trial
  • Volunteer, Ramsey County Bar Association Claire’s Court Program
  • Volunteer, Ramsey County Job Shadow Program
  • Volunteer, Neighborhood House Food Shelf

Academic Positions:

  • Moot Court Instructor, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Legal Writing Instructor, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law