Chief Assistant Clay County Attorney Heidi Davies, Judge Michael Kirk and Judge Randall Slieter are the finalists for a position on the Court of Appeals, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced today.
Davies served as an Administrative Hearing Officer with the North Dakota Department of Transportation before joining the Clay County Attorney’s Office. She was also a judicial law clerk for Minnesota’s Seventh, Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts, and a city prosecutor for the Solberg Law Firm.
Kirk has served as a Seventh Judicial District Court judge since 1989 when he was appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich. During this time, he has served as both chief judge and assistant chief judge and he currently chairs the district’s structural committee. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Kirk was the Otter Tail County Attorney and maintained a private law practice with Williams, Nelson and Nitz Law Firm.
Sleiter has served as an Eighth Judicial District Court judge since 1994 when he was appointed by Governor Arne Carlson. During this time, he has served as a member of the CrimNet Criminal and Juvenile Justice Task Force and has chaired the Supreme Court’s New Technologies Subcommittee. Slieter is also an Adjunct Professor teaching at William Mitchell College of Law and Minnesota State Mankato. Before serving as a judge, Slieter was a partner in a general practice firm where he handled a variety of civil matters.
An announcement of the appointment will be made following an interview process over the next few weeks.