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Judge Profile:

Senior Judge Patricia L. Belois
(retired 2011)


Hennepin County

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed in 1987.
Elected in 1988, 1994, 2000, and 2006.
Retired Jan. 3, 2011.

Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015.

Education:

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1970
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1967

Employment:

Referee, Hennepin County District Court, 1976-1987
Public Defender, Hennepin County, 1971-1976
Associate, Smith, Juster, and Feikema, 1971-1973
Special-Term Law Clerk, Hennepin County District Court, 1970

Professional Memberships:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Additional Information:

Assignment History

  • Civil and Criminal, 2004-2011
  • Presiding Judge Probate/Mental Health, 7/1998-9/2004
  • Civil and Criminal, 10/1996-5/1998
  • Juvenile, 1/1994-9/1996
  • Criminal, 1/1993-12/1993
  • Presiding Judge of Probate, 9/1989-12/1992
  • Presiding Judge of Mental Health, 6/1987-9/1989