Joan N. Ericksen

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Joan N. Ericksen
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Assumed office
May 1, 2002
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Paul A. Magnuson
Personal details
Born (1954-10-11) October 11, 1954 (age 62)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Education St. Olaf College B.A.
University of Minnesota Law School J.D.

Joan N. Ericksen (born October 11, 1954) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ericksen graduated from St. Olaf College with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977 and later from University of Minnesota Law School with a Juris Doctor in 1981.

Legal career[edit]

Ericksen began her legal career working in private practice from 1981 to 1983. She was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota from 1983 to 1993. She was in private practice in Minnesota from 1993 to 1995. She was a judge on the 4th Judicial District Court for Hennepin County, Minnesota, from 1995 to 1998. She was an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1998 to 2002.[1]

Federal Judicial Career[edit]

Ericksen was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota by President George W. Bush on January 23, 2002 to a seat vacated by Paul A. Magnuson. Ericksen was confirmed by the Senate on April 25, 2002 on a Senate vote and received her commission on May 1, 2002.

She was appointed as Joan Ericksen Lancaster.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Paul A. Magnuson
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
2002–present
Incumbent