(KNSI) – Governor Tim Walz has appointed a lawyer from St. Cloud to fill a soon-to-be-vacant judgeship.

Kristi Stanislawski is an attorney at Jovanovich, Dege & Athmann, PA. She has been asked to preside over a courtroom in Sherburne County and she will be housed in Elk River.

He has served as acting lead prosecutor in Cold Spring, Richmond, Kimball and St. Stephen. Stanislawski also serves on the board of directors for Legal Service of Central Minnesota, volunteers at the Children’s Law Center, and serves as a volunteer attorney at the Stearns-Benton County Pro Bono Legal Clinic.

Stanislawski earned his BA from Winona State University and JD from Hamline University School of Law.

She is filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Mary Yunker.


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