Assistant Chief Judge Jana M. Austad

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed June 14, 2013, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014 and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.

Education:

J.D., William Mitchell College of Law

B.A., Augsburg College

Employment:

Managing attorney, Brainerd Regional Office of the Minnesota Public Defender

Attorney; Kief, Fuller, Baer and Wallner, Ltd.

Professional and Community Activities:

Appointment to two terms on the Minnesota Rules of Evidence Committee, 2015-present

Subcommittee on  Eyewitness Identification, 2019

Liaison Judge for Northwest Juvenile Training Center, 2019-present

Vinland National Center Board, 2014-present