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Assistant Chief Judge Leslie E. Beiers


Appointed June 27, 2014, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2016. Term expires January 2023.


J.D., with distinction, University of North Dakota, 1983

B.A., magna cum laude, French and Political Science, University of North Dakota, 1980


Assistant St. Louis County Attorney (Juvenile, Criminal and Civil divisions), 1995-2014

Special Assistant United States Attorney, 2011-2014

Assistant Carlton County Attorney, 1991-1995

Staff Attorney, Legal Aid of Northeastern Minnesota, 1985-1991

Law clerk, Magistrate Patrick McNulty, United States District Court, 1983-1985

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota Bar Association

Member and past president, 11th District Bar Association

County Attorney’s Association

Admitted to the Minnesota State Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

Racial Justice Improvement Project

Mending the Sacred Hoop Safety Audit Team

Professional and Community Activities:

Volunteer, Ruby’s Pantry

Volunteer, Courage Center

Additional Information:

Adjunct Professor, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College