Judge Jamie L. Cork


Appointed August 3, 2016, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.

Hamline University School of Law
Saint Paul, MN
Juris Doctor, Criminal Law Concentration

Mount Senario College
Ladysmith, WI
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice

Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, WI
Associate of Arts, Police Science

Past Employment:
Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
Minneapolis, MN
Assistant County Attorney
08/1999 to 08/2016
Child Protection and Juvenile Prosecution Divisions

Hennepin County Attorney and Public Defender offices
Minneapolis, MN
Law Clerk

Hamline University and University of St. Thomas schools of law
Saint Paul, MN
Adjunct Professor

Outagamie/Winnebago/Calumet County sheriffs
Patrol Officer/Dispatcher/Correctional Officer

Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Correctional Officer

Ryan Community, Inc. (Group Home)

Professional Memberships:

  • Dakota County Domestic Violence Coordinated Community Response Team, Co-chair
  • First District Equal Justice Committee, Member
  • Child Trafficking and Exploitation Work Group, MN Department of Human Services, Member
  • Children’s Justice Initiative Indian Child Welfare Act Faculty and Planning Committee, Member
  • Children’s Justice Initiative, Dakota County, Member
  • Statewide Juvenile Justice Advisory Group on Data Sharing, Member
  • Minnesota and National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member
  • Japanese American Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Statewide Human Trafficking Taskforce, Member 
  • Minnesota County Attorneys Association, Past member
  • Safe Harbor Legislation Committee, Past member
  • Minnesota “No Wrong Door” Committee, Past member
  • Hennepin County “No Wrong Door” Workgroup, Past member
  • State Model Protocol Workgroup on Human Trafficking and Child Protection/Welfare, Past co-facilitator
  • Gerald Vick Trafficking Taskforce, Past member
  • Hennepin County Girls Continuum of Care Committee, Past member       

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Henry Toll Fellowship Program, Council of State Governments, Leadership Development Program Awardee
  • National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Faculty
  • Japanese American Citizen’s League, Member, past vice-president
  • Indian Child Welfare Act Education Day Committee, Past member
  • Native American Attendance Initiative Committee, Past member     


International, Statewide, and National “Safe Harbor,” “Sex Trafficking of Minors,” and “Human Trafficking” (This list is illustrative, and not inclusive of all presentations on this topic)

  • U.S. State Department, "Human Trafficking," for judges and prosecutors in Budapest, Hungary, and Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Minnesota Community Action Partnership
  • Minnesota Safe Harbor Kick off Conference
  • International Conference on Human Trafficking
  • Minnesota Safe Harbor Law Enforcement Training
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • West Metro Regional Conference
  • Southeast Regional Conference
  • Minnesota Alliance on Crime and Justice                                             

Indian Child Welfare Act Education Day Quarterly trainings

  • Training and education for professionals and the community on the Indian Child Welfare Act, Native American culture, traditions, spirituality, parenting practices, and historic trauma. 

Fox Valley Community College Child Protection Training- DePere, Wisconsin

  • Indian Child Welfare Act- purpose, requirements, legal issues.

Federal Drug Enforcement Agency Training- Seattle, Washington

  • Cultural sensitivity working with tribal communities.
Regular statewide presentations on behalf of the Children’s Justice Initiative on the Indian Child Welfare Act.