ELK RIVER, MN—Kristi Stanislawski has been sworn in as the newest District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. Stanislawski will be chambered in Sherburne County in Elk River.
The investiture ceremony took place at the Sherburne County Government Center. The Honorable Elizabeth Strand administered the oath of office. Judge Stanislawski’s parents, Gerald and Renee Stanislawski, participated in the robing ceremony.
Prior to being appointed to a judgeship by Governor Tim Walz, Stanislawski served as an attorney at Jovanovich, Dege & Athmann, PA. Her practice included serving as the lead prosecutor for the cities of Cold Spring, Richmond, Kimball, and St. Stephen, as well as representing private clients. She previously worked as a staff attorney for Minnesota’s attorney licensing boards, as an associate attorney for Rajkowski Hansmeier Ltd., and as a law clerk for the Honorable Jay Mondry in the Ninth Judicial District.
Judge Stanislawski in an active member of her community, having served on Central Minnesota Legal Service’s board of directors and volunteered with the Children’s Law Center and the Stearns/Benton County Pro Bono Legal Clinic. Stanislawski has served in various leadership roles with the Minnesota Women Lawyers Central Chapter and the Seventh District chapter of the Minnesota State Bar Association. She also serves on the board of the St. Michael-Albertville Girls Basketball Association and as a coach for the St. Michael-Albertville fifth-grade girls traveling team.
Judge Stanislawski earned her B.A. from Winona State University and J.D. from Hamline University School of Law.