Judge Paul R. Scoggin

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040

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Chambers Phone: (612) 596-1494
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 596-1494

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Paul R. Scoggin

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed Jan. 2, 2015, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2016. Current term expires Jan. 2023.

Education:

J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1984
B.S., Saint John’s University, 1981

Judicial Activities:

Lead Judge, Felony Crimes Against Person Division
Past member, District Court Executive Committee
Chair, Court History Committee; Education Committee; Facilities Committee
Judicial Representative, Advisory Committee for the Rules of Criminal Procedure
Instructor, New judges training on criminal procedure, statewide judicial annual training on criminal law

Professional Activities:

Consulting Expert, U.S. Department of State Rule of Law Mission to the West Bank; 2011-17
Consulting Expert, U.S. Department of State Rule of Law Mission to the Jordan; 2011-12
Consulting Expert, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Rule of Law Mission to North Macedonia; 2010-11

Community Activities:

Vestry Member, St. Stephen's Church
Longtime youth athletics coach

Past Employment:

Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, 1984-2014

International Prosecutor, European Union External Action, 2009-2010

Assignment: 

Criminal, Sept. 30, 2019-Present

Family, Oct. 30, 2017-Sept. 27, 2019
Criminal, Jan. 2015-Oct. 27, 2017

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