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Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks

Court of Appeals

Chambers Phone: 651-297-1002

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

Judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals

Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson in 1998; elected in 2000, 2006, and 2012.

Member of a 19-person court with statewide jurisdiction of appeals from all final decisions of the administrative agencies and the district courts, with the exception of first-degree murder convictions, legislative or statewide election contests, workers’ compensation cases, and tax cases.

Rider Bennett, LLC, Minneapolis, MN (1985 – 1998)

Partner 1992 – 1998; Associate 1985 – 1991

Management Committee Member, 1992 – 1995

Practice focused on civil trial work in the areas of railroad, insurance, product liability, and employment law.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards

Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty in 2009; reappointed by Governor Mark Dayton in 2012

       Chair, September 2013 – December 2014

Minnesota Supreme Court Civil Appellate Rules Committee

Chair, 2008 – present

Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society Board of Directors

Minnesota Supreme Court Juvenile Delinquency Rules Committee, 2001 – 2004

Minnesota Supreme Court Constitution Day Committee, 1999 – 2003

YMCA Youth in Government Board, 2013 – present

William Mitchell College of Law Board of Trustees, 2011 – present

William Mitchell College of Law Alumni Board of Directors, 1990 – 1996; 2006-present

Recipient of Distinguished Alumni/ae Award, November 1998

American Board of Trial Advocates

President, MN Chapter, 2000

National Board Representative, 2006 – 2014

Judicial Independence National Committee Co-Chair, 2010 – 2014

Warren E. Burger Inn of Court

Member, 1989-1991; 1999 – present

        Group Leader, 1999 – present

        President, 2003 – 2004

International Society of Barristers

Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section Governing Council

        Member, 1994 – present

        Chair, 2005 – 2006

        Secretary, 2004 – 2005

        Treasurer, 2003 – 2004

Hennepin County Bar Association

        Bench and Bar Committee, 2001 – 2010

        Nominating Committee Co-chair, 2008 – 2009

National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Faculty member

Adjunct Faculty Member

        William Mitchell College of Law, 1998 – present

        Hamline University School of Law, 2002 – 2004

St. Thomas University School of Law, Mentor

Minnesota Women Lawyers, 1987 – 2008  

        Program Committee Co-Chair, 1995 – 1997

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Lay Care Ministry – Seniors, Christ Presbyterian Church, 2009 – present

Everybody Wins Minnesota, Reading Volunteer, Benjamin E. Mays Elementary School, St. Paul, MN, 1999 – present

Minnesota Court of Appeals Annual Dorothy Day Center Cookout Co-Chair

Minnesota Court of Appeals Shakopee Correctional Facility Law & Literature Program

Memorial Blood Bank, Volunteer Donor

Edina School District Food Service Committee, Member, 2000-2003

South View Middle School, Edina, MN

Career Day Parent Coordinator, 1997 – 2002

Hospice, Boulder, CO, Volunteer on Grief Counseling Team, 1977 – 1981

EDUCATION:

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN

J.D., cum laude, 1985

       Semi-finalist, 1984 Client Counseling National Competition

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

       M.A., Guidance and Counseling, 1976

University of California, Davis, CA

       Counseling Practicum, 1975 – 1976

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

       B.A., Sociology with Secondary Teaching Certification, 1971