ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Edward C. Stringer said Thursday that he would join a Twin Cities law firm upon his Aug. 31 retirement from the court.
Stringer will re-join the firm of Briggs and Morgan, where he worked from 1969 to 1980, and focus on antitrust litigation. He'll also lead Briggs' alternative dispute resolution practice.
When he announced in April that he wanted to retire, he said he wanted to work in alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, practices that help ease judges' workloads.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Court and look forward to working with businesses and individuals to help them resolve their disputes without the high costs that can be associated with litigation," he said.
Stringer has been an associate justice on the high court for eight years. His six-year term ends in December. If he stayed on the court, he'd reach the mandatory retirement age in 2004, when he turns 70.
In Minnesota, justices are appointed by the governor if someone resigns in the middle of a term, then must run for election and re-election.
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