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What's great about working for the Fourth Judicial District?

When asked the question“What’s great about working for the Fourth Judicial District Court?” employees had these things to say:

Great People

“I'd give three reasons: 1) the people, 2) the people and 3) the people. I have been here for 23 years and I have uniformly liked my colleagues and my supervisors.”   -Bill

“There are many great things about working for the Fourth Judicial District. There are two main reasons I come to work everyday: the people and the leadership. The Fourth District is made up of talented people who are dedicated, diverse, caring and knowledgeable. As an employee, I feel that my contributions are valued and that I am provided with the tools I need to succeed every day.” -Jamie

Great Benefits

The State of Minnesota is the largest employer in the state. Benefits-eligible court employees enjoy a compensation package similar to that of other State employees, which may include health coverage, dental coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, long term care insurance and other pre-tax benefits. Learn about State employee benefits at the MN Dept. of Management & Budget website.

The Fourth Judicial District Court offers employee discounts to many things that are specific to Minnesota or the Metro Area, including Metro Transit passes and tickets to Twins games, Valley Fair and the Science Museum.

Great Opportunities for Employee Development

“Continuous learning isn’t just talked about, it’s an expectation! Because of that, the 4th District Court provides me opportunities to continue developing my existing skills and broaden my perspectives with training that provides insight into other cultures. They allow me to choose what I want to learn or improve upon, and they grant me the time to expand my mind within my regular work hours.  All at no cost to me!” -Sheldyn

The Fourth Judicial District Court offers many professional development opportunities, including frequent on and off-site training sessions. These sessions cover a wide range of topics from interviewing skills, diversity, stress management, and leadership, to financial and retirement planning. Employees can also participate in a tuition reimbursement program to further their professional growth.

The Fourth Judicial District also offers programs such as the "Emerging Leaders Network." This program matches employees with mentors who then meet on a regular basis to help build leadership skills and other skills necessary to develop employees into future court leaders.

Additionally, the organization-wide performance appraisal system encourages employees to set their own development goals and offers resources to help accomplish them.


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