Jeffrey Shorba has been named the State Court Administrator upon the October retirement of Sue Dosal, Chief Justice Lorie Gildea announced today. Shorba has been the Deputy State Court Administrator since 2002 and the acting Director of Human Resources since 2007.
“In his 10 years as our Deputy State Court Administrator, Jeff has shown himself to be a superb consensus builder and a skilled manager, two traits critically important to the success of the Judicial Branch’s top administrative officer,” said Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea. “After a nationwide search and selection process, it was clear that Jeff was the best choice for the job.”
Shorba began his career in the Minnesota Judicial Branch as a law clerk for former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Peter Popovich. He had experience as an attorney in private practice before joining the U.S. Justice Department working as an attorney with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He returned to Minnesota to serve as Assistant Commissioner and Legal Counsel for the Minnesota Department of Corrections. He received his undergraduate degree from Carleton College and his law degree from Harvard Law School.