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Judge Melissa Saterbak

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed by Governor Tim Walz on Sept. 30, 2019. Elected in 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.

Education:

JD, William Mitchell College of Law
BA, University of Minnesota Duluth


Past Employment:

  • Assistant Anoka County Attorney
  • Assistant Mille Lacs County Attorney
  • Ramsey County Attorney’s Office Appellate Division
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Law Clerk, Tenth Judicial District Court judge

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Minnesota District Judges Association, 2019-Present
  • Criminal Jury Instruction Committee of the MN District Judges Association, 2020-Present
  • Tenth Judicial District Equal Justice Committee, 2021-Present
  • 2022 Mental Health Summit Judge Champion
  • 2022 Human Services Background Study Eligibility Task Force
  • Anoka County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Access to Justice Subcommittee
  • Volunteer, Family and Youth Board Member at her church
  • Planning and implementing activities for youth to engage with one another and give back to their communities.

Awards:

  • 2013 Minnesota County Attorney’s Association Professional Achievement Award for work in and dedication to the area of child abuse