Meet the judge at the altar, not in court
Did you know that many judges regularly perform weddings? Sometimes people think that only religious officials (like pastors, priests, or rabbis) can perform weddings.
Minnesota allows a fairly broad assortment of people to officiate at weddings, including court administrators and retired judges.
Officiating at weddings is one of the more enjoyable things that judges get to do. It is also a good way for people to see that judges can be friendly, flexible, caring and even humorous individuals. See guest column by Judge Greg Galler.