League Seeks City Attorney to Serve on Criminal Justice Advisory Group

City attorneys are encouraged to apply by Oct. 4.
(Published Sep 3, 2019)

The Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Advisory Group serves as the state advisory committee on statewide criminal justice information policy and funding issues. The League is seeking a city attorney to serve on the advisory group.

The advisory group will study and make recommendations to the governor, the Supreme Court, and the Legislature on criminal justice information funding and policy issues such as:

  • Related data practices, individual privacy rights, and data on race and ethnicity.
  • Information-sharing at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Technology education and innovation.
  • The impact of proposed legislation on the criminal justice system related to information systems and business processes.
  • Data and identification standards.

The advisory group is the result of a legislative recommendation by the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Policy Group and the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Task Force to merge those two groups into one advisory group and to revise the strategic direction of the group.

By state law, the League is the appointing authority for four members of the advisory group as follows:

  • Two who represent the interests of city attorneys.
  • One who works or resides in Greater Minnesota.
  • One who works or resides in the seven-county metropolitan area.
  • Of the two non-attorney appointees, at least one must be an elected official.

Current members on the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Task Force include Amy Schmidt of Ramsey County and Shana Conklin of Eagan representing city attorneys, and Mayor Steve Washburn of Watertown and Police Chief Roger Pohlman of Red Wing representing cities.

The League is seeking applicants for one of the appointments to represent the interests of city attorneys.

The new advisory group will meet quarterly or as needed.

—Learn more about the advisory group

How to apply

Interested city attorneys should complete a short questionnaire and submit it with a resume or brief bio to Ted Bengtson at tbengtson@lmc.org by noon on Oct. 4.

—Download the questionnaire (doc)

Questions about the advisory group? Please contact Dana Gotz, Executive Director, MN Justice Information Services, (651) 793-1007, dana.gotz@state.mn.us.

Other League appointees currently on the advisory group are also able to answer questions. Please contact Ted Bengtson for their information.

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