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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Today at the Court
9:30 am Interest of S.R.

1:00pm Committee on Trial Court Operations - Bismarck
New Opinions: Sept. 25
The Supreme Court posted four new opinions on Sept. 25.
32 attorneys admitted to North Dakota bar
Admission Ceremony As Justice Lisa Fair McEvers administered the oath, 32 lawyers were admitted to the North Dakota Bar Sept. 24. Speakers included State Board of Law Examiners President Lawrence King, Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, U.N.D. School of Law Dean Bradley Myers, and State Bar Association President Zachary Pelham.
  • 2018 North Dakota Bar Admission Ceremony Photos
  • U.S. District Court announces proposed revisions to local rules
    U.S. District Court The U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota has proposed revisions to seven of the court's Local Rules. The proposed rules are now available for public comment.
    U.S.: Court restores federal protections to Yellowstone-area grizzly bears
    G.F. Herald/WP: "A U.S. District Court judge restored federal protections on Monday to about 700 grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park, canceling planned hunts in Wyoming and Idaho and overturning a Trump administration finding that the iconic population had recovered."
    Minn.: Lawsuit against Diocese of Winona sent back to court
    Rochester Post Bulletin: "The Minnesota Appeals Court ruled Monday that a lawsuit against the Diocese of Winona involving allegations of sexual abuse should be sent back to the Winona County District Court."
  • Opinion Link: Doe v. Diocese of Winona
  • Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Assistant State's Attorney with the Grand Forks County States Attorney's Office in Grand Forks has been posted.

    North Dakota
    Court seeks comment on ECJD vacancy
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Consultation regarding the vacancy in Judgeship No. 2 in the East Central Judicial District with chambers in Fargo. Comments are due Sept. 28.
    Court seeks comment on proposed rule amendments
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Comment regarding proposed amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Appellate Procedure, Evidence, Court and the Supreme Court Administrative Rules. Comments are due Oct. 1
  • Amendments Proposed by Joint Procedure Committee
  • Amendments Proposed by Clerk of Supreme Court
  • Court adopts rule to establish specialized dockets committee
    The Supreme Court has adopted new Administrative Rule 60, which establishes an interdisciplinary committee on specialized dockets. The rule takes effect Jan. 1, 2019.
    Joint Procedure Committee Sept. 28 agenda
    The agenda for the Sept. 28 meeting of the Joint Procedure Committee and the committee's April 27 minutes have been posted.
    Committee on Trial Court Operations Sept. 26 agenda
    The agenda for the Sept. 26 meeting of the Committee on Trial Court Operations and the committee's March 21 minutes has been posted.
    Legislative Council to hold free bill drafting seminar
    A bill drafting seminar sponsored by the Legislative Council staff will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 9 in the Brynhild Haugland Room of the State Capitol. Three hours of CLE credit will be available to seminar attendees.
  • Seminar Registration Link
  • U.S. District Court gives final notice on electronic filing changes
    U.S. District Court The U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota will upgrade its CM/ECF software to NextGen CM/ECF beginning Oct. 12 at 12 p.m.
    Council recommends adding ND judicial staff, judge
    WDAY News: "A council of North Dakota's judiciary has recommended that the state Supreme Court budget 10 additional staff positions for the 2019-21 biennium, as well as an additional judgeship."
    Judge declines to strike down entire ND anti-corporate farming law, but calls one provision 'discriminatory'
    Ag Week: "A federal judge said Friday, Sept. 21, that part of North Dakota's anti-corporate farming and ranching law improperly hampers interstate commerce, but he declined to strike down the entire Depression-era statute."

    Federal
    U.S.: Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito returns to Steinert High School for library dedication
    Justice Samuel Alito Trentonian: "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was the unofficial homecoming king Friday evening as he stepped foot inside his old high school for a special ceremony on a special night."

    Minnesota
    Minnesota Court of Appeals comes to Mankato
    Minnesota Great Seal Mankato Free Press: "Three appellate judges sat behind a bench usually reserved for one on Thursday in Mankato and heard arguments in cases ranging from a child custody dispute to a drug conviction appeal."

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    Job Announcements
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Attorney II (Public Defender) with the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in Minot has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for Dean of the School of Law of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks has been posted.

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