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Senior Judge Lucy Ann Wieland
(retired 2012)

Hennepin County


Appointed July 25, 1990
Elected in 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010
Retired June 15, 2012.

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


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law (magna cum laude), 1982
B.A., Stanford University, 1972


Colich and Wieland, 1985
Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, 1982

Assignment History, Committee Memberships, and Leadership Positions:

Juvenile Court, 2008-2012

                Assistant Presiding Judge

                Co-Chair, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

                Equal Justice Committee

                Correctional Out of Home Placement Oversight Committee

Chief Judge, 2004-2008

                Minnesota Judicial Council

                     Chair, Court Operations Policy and Strategy Committee

                     Member, Strategic Planning Workgroup

                Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee

                Co-Chair, Chemical Dependency Task Force

                Co-Chair, Correctional Out of Home Placement Workgroup

Assistant Chief Judge, 2000-2004

                Transformation Workgroup

                Technology Planning Committee

                MNCIS Steering Committee

Criminal Division: 1999-2004

                Presiding Judge, 1999-2002

Juvenile Court, 1996-1999

                Chair, Neglect and Dependency Case Management Committee

                Chair, State Ward Advocacy Committee

Criminal and Civil, 1990-1996

Professional Memberships:

Quie Commission on Maintaining an Impartial Judiciary, 2008

Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Sanctions subcommittee, 2000-2003

Juvenile Protection Rules Committee, 1999-2000

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota District Judges Association


Hennepin Lawyer 2007:

                “The State of the Judiciary in Hennepin County” (1)

                “Reducing the Pain of Divorce” (4)

                “Ignition Interlock Pilot Program in Hennepin County” (9)

“News from your Court,” published in various newspapers and available on the Fourth Judicial District Website.