3 Sixth Judicial District candidates encouraged to Walz

The Commission on Judicial Assortment announced Monday three encouraged candidates to Gov. Tim Walz to fill the Carlton County courtroom seat: Nicole Bettendorf-Hopps, Clarissa Ek and Amy Lukasavitz.

Nicole Bettendorf-Hopps

Nicole Bettendorf-Hopps
Contributed / Commission on Judicial Selection

Nicole Bettendorf-Hopps
Contributed / Commission on Judicial Choice

Bettendorf-Hopps at this time serves as the handling legal professional for the Sixth District Public Defender’s Place of work. Her experience features the areas of rehabilitative justice, diversion and neighborhood-based mostly systems to resolve warrants. She formerly served in the Sixth Judicial District as an assistant community defender.

Bettendorf-Hopps has volunteered or worked pro bono with the Carlton County Local community Outreach Method, the South St. Louis County Psychological Wellness Courtroom and the Indian Kid Welfare Act Court docket Workforce.

She is a current member of the Minnesota Association for Justice, the Countrywide Association of Gals Legal professionals, Minnesota Gals Legal professionals and the Minnesota Affiliation for Prison Defense attorneys.

Clarissa Ek

Clarissa Ek
Contributed / Commision on Judicial Selection

Clarissa Ek
Contributed / Commision on Judicial Assortment

Ek currently serves as a boy or girl aid justice of the peace for the Sixth Judicial District. She formerly worked in a assortment of capacities, like as a senior assistant St. Louis County Attorney and workers lawyer for the Indian Legal Support Application.

Getting worked as a public defender and prosecutor, and also in private apply, Ek has knowledge in the parts of youngster defense, family members legislation, juvenile delinquency and criminal legislation in equally demo and appellate courts.

Ek is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has volunteered and worked for victims of domestic abuse by Tubman authorized services and the To start with Witness Kid Advocacy Heart. Ek is committed to restorative justice and fairness courses, and she served on the St. Louis County Legislation Library Board to set up a method to give equal access to justice.

Amy Lukasavitz

Amy Lukasavitz
Contributed / Commission on Judicial Selection

Amy Lukasavitz
Contributed / Commission on Judicial Assortment

Lukasavitz is an assistant St. Louis County legal professional. Her caseload includes juvenile delinquency, truancy, and estate recovery issues. She previously was an assistant Sixth District community defender and CHIPS dad or mum legal professional for St. Louis County.

Lukasavitz has an comprehensive track record in restorative justice and treatment method courts, having served as the first coordinator for the South St. Louis County DWI Court and Family members Dependency Treatment method Courtroom. She has also been a staff member for the South St. Louis County Mental Wellness Courtroom and Drug Courtroom.

Her community involvement consists of volunteering with the Disaster Intervention Team, Duluth Playhouse and the Volunteer Lawyer Application. She is an Iron Array indigenous.