September/October 2010
New Magistrate Judge for District of Minnesota:
Leo I. Brisbois

Leo Brisbois was sworn in as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota on Monday, August 30.

Brisbois was born in Aurora, Minnesota, and is a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamline University in 1984 and his law degree in 1987 from Hamline University School of Law. After law school, he served in the Judge Advocate Generalís Corps of the U. S. Army for three years. From 1990 to 1991 he served as a law clerk for Judge R.A. Randall at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Until this appointment to the federal bench, he was with the Minneapolis law firm of Stich, Angell, Kreidler, Dodge & Unke, where he specialized in litigation and appellate advocacy. He also served as an adjunct professor at Hamline University School of Law from 1994 to 1997.

In addition to his professional work he has been active in community service organizations such as the Indian Child Welfare Law Center, the American Indian Policy Center, and the Childrenís Theatre Company.


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