McKeig was an assistant attorney for Hennepin County of the child protection division, specializing in Native American child welfare cases, for more than 15 years.
McKeig was a family court judge of the Minnesota Fourth District Court in Hennepin County, appointed by Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty in 2008. She was the presiding judge of the family court since 2013.
DFL Governor Mark Dayton announced his appointment of McKeig to the Minnesota Supreme Court on June 28, 2016. She is its first Native American justice as well as the first female Native American to serve on any state supreme court. Her appointment also marked the second time the court had a majority of women since 1991. She joined the court on August 31, 2016. Her formal investiture ceremony was held on September 15, 2016.
McKeig is also an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Associate Justice Anne McKeig of the Minnesota Supreme Court joins the podcast to discuss her legal career and how courts can expand access to justice.