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Bethany Lindberg ('97) Appointed to MN 10th District Bench

OCTOBER 23, 2009—Bethany A. Fountain Lindberg ('97) was appointed to Minnesota's Tenth Judicial District trial bench on Oct. 6, 2009, by Gov. Tim Pawlenty ('86). Hers was one of three appointments made to fill vacancies on the Anoka County court left by retirements.

Lindberg has been chief attorney in the Family Law Division of the Anoka County Attorney’s office since 2005. In that position, she has served as liaison with the Office of Child Support, the state Department of Human Services, and other governmental agencies.

From 2000-05, she was chief attorney of the Child Support Enforcement Unit in the Anoka County Attorney's office and supervised staff working in the expedited child support process.

Previously, she was an assistant Anoka County attorney and worked in private practice with Swanson Law Firm in Grand Marais, Minn.

Lindberg received an associate of arts degree from the Community College in Rochester, Minn., her hometown, in 1985 and a bachelor of science from Mankato (Minn.) State University in 1989. During Law School, she clerked at Gilsdorf & Associates in St. Paul. She was a recipient of the Kurt Wennerstrom Memorial Award at the Law School and graduated cum laude in 1997.

She is a member of national, state, and county bar associations, serving on the Foundation Board of the Minnesota State Bar Association and treasurer of the Anoka County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association and the Steering Committee of Anoka County Early Neutral Evaluation. She chairs the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility's 21st District Ethics Committee.

In addition to sharing her expertise by presenting CLE seminars in child support issues and legal ethics, Lindberg is a volunteer with Project Homeless Connect. She also volunteers with Alexandra House, a domestic violence emergency shelter, serving on its Order for Protection Project Advisory Committee and the planning committee for Hope Gala, its major fund-raising event.

Portrait of Bethany Lindberg

Bethany A. Fountain Lindberg ('97),
Minnesota Tenth Judicial District