Dr. Jennifer Haselberger is a canon lawyer who received her licentiate degree in canon law from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, in 2004. She also has a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of London, England, She is a member of the Canon Law Society of America and served as Chair and as a member of the Resolutions Committee of that Society. She has practiced as a canon lawyer in the United States and internationally.
Following the completion of her academic work, Dr. Haselberger returned to the United States and accepted a position as Judge on the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. She later became Director of the Tribunal of the Diocese of Crookston as well as Director of the Diocesan Safe Environment Program. After serving as the Bishop's Delegate for Canonical Affairs in the Diocese of Fargo, Dr. Haselberger returned to the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis to serve as Chancellor for Canonical Affairs, a position she held until resigning in April of 2013 in protest of the Archdiocese's handling of accusations of clergy sexual abuse. In 2013 she established Canonical Consultation and Services, LLC.
In addition to her ecclesiastical appointments, Dr. Haselberger has provided consultation and advice to bishops, Catholic institutions and organizations, and religious orders. She has served on independent review boards and is a noted speaker on issues relating to canon law and the Catholic Church. She was selected as the 2013 Person of the Year by the National Catholic Reporter and received the Michael J. Ehrlichmann Public Service Award from the Minnesota Association of Justice in August of 2014. In September she received the 2014 Trivison Award for demonstrating visionary leadership in the Catholic Church.