Joni Cutler

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Joni Cutler
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Current Court Information:
South Dakota Magistrate Courts
Title:   Judge
Active:   2013-Present
Preceded by:   Alan D. Dietrich
Past position:   Partner, Beck & Cutler, LLP
Past term:   2011-2013
Past position 2:   Attorney, South Dakota Network Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault
Past term 2:   2010-2013
Personal History
Law School:   University of South Dakota School of Law, 1995
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Second Judicial Circuit
Position:  Position G
State:  South Dakota
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  6/3/2014
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  57.5%ApprovedA

Joni M. Cutler is a magistrate judge for the Second Judicial Circuit in South Dakota. Cutler's appointment was approved by the South Dakota Supreme Court on May 2, 2013.[1][1]

She ran for a circuit judgeship in the Second Judicial Circuit in 2014.[2]



See also: South Dakota judicial elections, 2014
Cutler ran for election to the Second Judicial Circuit.

General: She defeated James A. Power in the general election on November 4, 2014, receiving 57.5% of the vote.[2][3]


Cutler received her J.D. at the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1995. Cutler received a BILLD certificate in Legislative Leadership Development from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2003 and her Executive Education Certificate from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in 2005.[4]


Awards and associations

  • Vice chair, Senate Judiciary
  • Vice chair, Legislative Executive Committee
  • Chair, State Council, Interstate Corrections Compact
  • Vice chair, National Conference of State Legislatures, Law and Justice Committee
  • Chair, Legislative Redistricting Conurbation Subcommittee
  • Faculty presenter, Uniform Laws Commission on Federalism, George Washington School of Law[4]

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