Gov. Dayton fills vacancies in Minnesota's Sixth Judicial District

By KBJR News 1

Leslie Beiers, Theresa Neo

May 9, 2014 Updated May 9, 2014 at 12:03 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has appointed two assistant attorneys to fill vacancies in the Sixth Judicial District.

Leslie Beiers, a Senior Assistant St. Louis County Attorney, will replace the Honorable Dale A. Wolf in Carlton County.

Theresa Neo, an Assistant City Attorney in the Duluth Attorney’s Office, will replace the Honorable Heather L. Sweetland in St. Louis County.

Beiers is currently assigned to the Civil Division representing the Assessor and the Sheriff’s Office. Previously, she prosecuted adult and juvenile felony offenses in the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office, and, prior to that, was an Assistant Carlton County Attorney.

Neo prosecutes traffic cases and petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor, and gross misdemeanor crimes. Previously, she has served as the staff attorney at the Indian Legal Assistance Program and the Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women.

“Leslie Beiers and Theresa Neo have spent their entire legal careers pursuing the cause of justice in our communities,” said Governor Dayton. “Their extensive experience in our criminal justice system, and their personal commitments to the advancement of important civic causes, make Ms. Beiers and Ms. Neo uniquely qualified for these important positions. I am confident they will be outstanding judges.”

Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District consists of Carlton, Cook, Lake, and St. Louis Counties.