“Every person is entitled to a certain remedy in the laws for all injuries or wrongs which he may receive to his person, property or character, and to obtain justice freely and without purchase, completely and without denial, promptly and without delay, conformable to the laws.” ~ Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution of the State of Minnesota.

Historic Washington County
Courthouse, Stillwater

First Kanabec County
Courthouse, Mora, 1900

 Old Anoka County Courthouse,
Anoka, 1911

Judge Thaddeus V. “Tad” Jude is a 1977 graduate of the William Mitchell College of Law.  He was elected to represent the citizens of the Minnesota 10th Judicial District’s Seat 3 as a Judge in 2010, and was sworn in on January 3, 2011.

In November of 1972, Jude became the youngest person elected to the Minnesota State Legislature, turning the constitutionally required age of 21 in December, just prior to being sworn in the following January.  As a member of the legislature he served from 1973 to 1983 in the House of Representatives; and from 1983 to 1989 in the Senate; he chaired both the Senate Civil Law Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.  Following his time in the legislature, Jude went on to serve as a member of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.

In addition to having been appointed to advise the Minnesota State Supreme Court, Jude has served as a member of multiple boards and civic organizations, including: the County Historical Society, the County Agricultural Society Advisory Board, his County Law Library Board, and Catholic Charities. 

A former U.S. Army Reservist, Judge Jude is also a member of his local American Legion Post.

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