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Friday, December 15, 2017
Monday at the Court
9:30 am Valeu v. Strube
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New Opinion: Dec. 13
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Dec. 13.
Court issues order on Guardianship Monitoring Program
The Supreme Court has issued new Administrative Order 24 on the Guardianship Monitoring Program. The order takes effect Jan. 1, 2018.
Juvenile Policy Board Dec. 15 agenda
The agenda for the Dec. 15 meeting of the Juvenile Policy Board and the board's May 12 minutes have been posted.
Montana: Billings judge Ingrid Gustafson named to Montana Supreme Court "Yellowstone County District Court Judge Ingrid Gustafson has been named to the Montana Supreme Court."
N.D. Attorney General opinion: Dec. 14
N.D. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued an opinion that an individual who meets the qualifications for "constitutional carry" in North Dakota may carry a loaded gun in a vehicle but must provide law enforcement with the proper identification upon a traffic stop.
U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers selected for national award
Christopher Myers Bismarck Tribune: "U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers has been selected as the recipient of the National Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year for the 2018 High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Awards Program."
National Crime Victimization Survey released
The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Statistics has released the 2016 National Crime Victimization Survey. The survey contains detailed information about the victims and outcomes of crime.
SD law enforcement agencies staying proactive on courtroom safety
Mitchell Daily Republic: "Over a dozen law enforcement agencies and court services providers participated in a three-day training this week, focusing on jail and courthouse security."
Montana Supreme Court says suspect in child rape can withdraw guilty plea
Montana State Seal KRTV News: "The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a motion for Jason Terronez to withdraw his guilty plea on a charge of sexual intercourse without consent."
  • Opinion Link: State v. Terronez

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    December Term of Court
    North Dakota Supreme Court
    The December Term of Court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
    Judicial Education Commission Dec. 15 agenda
    The agenda for the Dec. 15 meeting of the Judicial Education Commission and the commission's June 30 agenda have been posted.
    Court adopts amendments to procedural rules
    The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Appellate Procedure, Juvenile Procedure and the Rules of Court. The amendments take effect March 1, 2018.
    Lois K. Erickstad 1926-2017
    Lois Erickstad Lois K. Erickstad, 91, died Dec. 8. She was the wife of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph Erickstad. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec.13, at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Bismarck.
  • Obituary
  • Glen G. Gense 1926-2017
    Longtime Minot attorney Glen G. Gense, 90, died Nov. 26. He was a 1951 UND School of Law graduate and served in the Air Force as a lawyer. After retiring from the military, he worked in the Ward County State's Attorney's Ofiice.
  • Glen G. Gense Attorney Record
  • Judge Whelan investiture ceremony set for Dec. 20
    Judge Barbara L. Whelan A formal investiture ceremony for Northeast Judicial District Judge Barbara L. Whelan has been scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Walsh County Courthouse. Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Whelan to fill the judicial vacancy created by the retirement of Judge M. Richard Geiger.
    Court seeks comment on proposed conduct rule amendment
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Comment seeking feedback on proposed amendments to Rule of Professional Conduct 1.2 on scope of representation and allocation of authority between client and lawyer. Comments are due Jan. 8.
    Court seeks comment on new guardian qualification, training rule
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Comment seeking feedback on a proposed new administrative rule on qualifications and training requirements for guardians. Comments are due Jan. 15, 2018.
    Lawyer licenses expire Dec. 31
    The State Board of Law Examiners reminds lawyers that 2017 licenses to practice law in North Dakota expire December 31, 2017, regardless of when the 2017 license fee was paid. Lawyers should watch their mail for the 2018 billing in the coming weeks and promptly pay the fee.
    Pro hac vice fee payment reminder
    Under Rule 3, Admission to Practice rules, if you continue to appear in 2018 in a North Dakota proceeding for which you have already filed a motion for pro hac vice admission, you are required to pay a fee of $380 by Jan. 1, 2018.
    New Order: Dec. 4
    The Supreme Court posted a new order on Dec. 4.
    Court amends rule governing Tribal and State Court Affairs committee
    The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 37 on the Committee on Tribal and State Court Affairs. The amendents relate to the membership of the committee and take effect Jan. 1, 2018.
    Court amends rules for Juvenile Policy Board, lay guardians ad litem
    The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 35 on the Juvenile Policy Board and N.D.R.Juv.P. 17 on juvenile court lay guardians ad litem.The amendents take effect Jan. 1, 2018.
    New law prevents growth of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents
    Minot Daily News: "Beginning Jan. 1, a new state law takes effect that aims to prevent the accumulation of large amounts of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents, according to a press release from the Department of Human Services."

    U.S.: States take egg fight with California to the Supreme Court
    Constitution Daily: "A group of 13 states wants the Supreme Court to directly take its complaints about new California egg laws that have blocked the sale of out-of-state eggs there that don't meet certain cage conditions."

    Minn.: Hennepin County courts face reshuffling, delays for Super Bowl week
    KSTP News: "The State Court Administrator's Office said there will be some delays and reshuffling of court calendars during Super Bowl week in Minneapolis.That will mean moving some cases from the main courthouse in downtown Minneapolis."
    Minn.: Ferrazzano going from mayor's seat to the bench
    Stephen Ferrazzano Marshall Independent: "Tracy Mayor Stephen Ferrazzano missed the Nov. 27 City Council meeting, but he had a good reason. Gov. Mark Dayton's office requested Ferrazzano's presence that same day so he could interview for the vacant Fifth Judicial District judgeship."

    South Dakota

    Mont.: County program to help low-income defendants has saved at least $2M, court officials say
    Billings Gazette: "It's not quite a get-out-of-jail-free card, but it helps. Since 2015, Yellowstone County has spent roughly $300,000 helping low-income defendants pay for their pretrial monitoring costs."

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    Job Announcements
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a City Prosecutor with the City of Fargo has been posted.

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