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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
New Opinion: Nov. 13
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Nov. 13.
Odyssey system to be down Friday evening
An Odyssey upgrade will be installed Friday, Nov. 16, starting at 6:30 p.m. The work should be completed by 11 p.m. During this time, Odyssey, Odyssey Session Works, Odyssey File and Serve, Odyssey Payments and the Odyssey Public Access search site will not be available.
Justice Jensen visits Shanley High
Justice Jon Jensen Supreme Court Justice Jon Jensen visited Kari Brock's social studies classes at Shanley High School in Fargo on Nov. 13 to talk about the North Dakota judiciary and answer questions from students.
N.D. Attorney General opinion: Nov. 14
N.D. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued an opinion that the TGU School District #60 failed to follow meeting notice requirements in violation of the law.
Ex-prisoners could be the answer to the workforce shortage
My ND Now: "Over 2.2 million people are behind bars in the US. More than 620,000 of those inmates are released on a yearly basis. That's more than 600,000 potential employees joining or rejoining the workforce each year."
U.S.: Justices debate fairness, future of death penalty
United States Supreme Court building CNN: "As the US Supreme Court rejected a series of death penalty appeals from Florida on Tuesday, key justices laid bare the enduring divisions over the fairness and effectiveness of the ultimate punishment."
Job Announcement
A job announcement for an Assistant State's Attorney for Ward County in Minot has been posted.
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A job announcement for a Juvenile Court Officer I with the Juvenile Court in Williston has been posted.

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Meet the East Central judge applicants
Timothy P. Hill, Monty G. Mertz, and Tristan J. Van de Streek have applied to fill the East Central Judicial District judgeship vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Douglas R. Herman. Here is brief information on their backgrounds, educations, and legal careers.
SCJD thanks county for new Morton courtroom
New Morton County Courtoom Celebration South Central Judicial District judges and court personnel honored Morton County commissioners and court security personnel on Nov. 8 for their help in making a new court space a reality. As the group gathered in the newly completed courtroom, Presiding Judge Gail Hagerty thanked the commissioners, auditor, sheriff, and court security personnel.
Court adopts changes to rule on judicial referees
The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 13 regarding the scope of duties delegable to judicial referees. The amendments take effect Jan. 1.
Court approves new rule on specialized dockets
The Supreme Court has approved new Administrative Rule 60, which creates "an interdisciplinary committee on specialized dockets." The new rule takes effect Jan. 1, 2019.
SCJD small claims court program set for Dec. 10
Judicial Referee Pam Nesvig will present a one-hour program to provide information to parties who plan to participate in a small claims court proceeding. The program will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at the Burleigh County Courthouse.
LSND to hold winter CLE Dec. 7
Legal Services of North Dakota will hold its Winter continuing legal education seminar on Dec. 7 at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck.
Haley Wamstad first woman elected as Grand Forks County state's attorney
Haley Wamstad G.F. Herald: "When Haley Wamstad walked into the second-floor offices of the Grand Forks County Courthouse, she was greeted with 'Hey, boss,' a term still unfamiliar for the freshly-elected state's attorney."
  • Haley Wamstad Attorney Record

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    U.S.: After fracturing ribs, Ginsburg skips court session but is improving
    G.F. Herald: "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not on the bench Tuesday for the first session of the Supreme Court since her discharge from the hospital with fractured ribs but is improving, a spokeswoman said."

    Minn.: Alan Page to receive nation's highest civilian honor
    Alan Page Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Alan Page, the former Viking and Minnesota Supreme Court justice, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest honor for a civilian, in a White House ceremony on Friday."

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    A job announcement for a Legal Secretary with the Burleigh County State's Attorney Office in Bismarck has been posted.
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    A job announcement for an Attorney II (Public Defender) with the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in Watford City has been posted.
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    A job announcement for an Assistant State's Attorney with the Cass County State's Attorney in Fargo has been posted.
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    A job announcement for an Attorney II (Public Defender) with the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in Minot has been posted.

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