Hon. Gail Chang Bohr

Cindy Seip

In 2008, Jamaican-born Gail Chang Bohr was elected Ramsey County’s first Asian American judge. She served as an international consultant with the National Center for State Courts’ Trinidad and Tobago Juvenile Court Project.  With degrees from Wellesley College and Simmons School of Social Work, Bohr had a 19+ year career as a clinical social worker in the U.S. and Hong Kong before entering law school, graduating magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. She clerked for the Minnesota Supreme Court and was an associate at Faegre Baker Daniels. In 1995, she became founding executive director of Children’s Law Center of Minnesota where she trained 270+ volunteer lawyers to represent children in foster care, initiated award-winning programs and systemic reform for children in foster care.