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Senior Judge Robert Carolan
Senior Judge Robert Carolan


Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021.

Judge of District Court, First Judicial District, Hastings, Minnesota, Sept. 11, 1987-Feb. 4, 2011.            

International Judge, Appellate Division, War Crimes Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Jan. 2008-Jan. 2009, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kosovo Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, Chairperson, Oct. 2004-April 2005, Pristina, Kosovo

International Judge with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, Dec. 2002-May 2003, Pristina, Kosovo

Dakota County Attorney, 1979-1987

Assistant Dakota County Attorney, 1974-1979

Special Assistant Attorney General, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, 1970-1974


University of Iowa, College of Law, May 1970

St. Mary’s College, Winona, Mn., May 1967