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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Today at the Court
Waived Interest of B.E.
Appellate practice tip of the week
Except for brief excerpts showing the judge's reasoning, district court transcripts filed in electronic form may not be included in the appendix.
  • See N.D.R.App.P. 30(a)(2)
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  • North Dakota Attorney General's office seeks attorneys for university system
    G.F. Herald: "The Office of the North Dakota Attorney General is hiring six legal positions to oversee the 11 institutions governed by the State Board of Higher Education. This comes after a statute passed during the recently completed legislative session eliminated the board's authority-and therefore the school's authority as well-to employ legal counsel and instead gave that charge to the attorney general's office."
    Mont.: UM law school name change, tuition freeze approved
    Montana Great Falls Tribune/AP: "The University of Montana School of Law will be renamed within the next month for a Great Falls attorney who donated $10 million, after the state Board of Regents approved the plan on Friday. The board approved the contract between Alexander Blewett III, his wife, Andrea, and the university by a unanimous vote with one abstention during its meeting in Kalispell."
    At some MN clinics, the doctor and lawyer will see you now
    MPR News: "The state's first medical-legal partnership began more than 20 years ago at Community University Health Care Center in Minneapolis. Whittier, also in Minneapolis began in 2013. A third partnership opened this spring at a St. Cloud clinic. Hamline University's law school is setting up a similar relationship with a clinic in St. Paul."

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    Four additional cases have been added to the June term of court. They are the 2:45 cases on June 15, 22, 23, and 29.
    UND's Alleva listed among nation's best law professors
    Prof. Patty Alleva UND Discovery Magazine: "UND Law Professor Patti Alleva is among the nation's best law professors, according to a new Harvard University Press publication called 'What the Best Law Teachers Do.' Alleva, the Rodney and Betty Webb professor of law at UND, is one of just 26 law professors included in the book, which is the result of a four-year study undertaken by prominent legal scholars."
    Board of Law Examiners Directory Survey
    The Board of Law Examiners is conducting a survey about utilization of the printed and online Judges and Lawyers Directory. Lawyers, court personnel, paralegals, administrative assistants, and other directory users are asked to respond to a very brief survey. The survey will be available through June 15 and can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
  • Directory Survey
  • Court seeks comment on chambering four new judgeships
    The Supreme Court is seeking comment on chambering the four new judgeships created by the legislature. The Court is contemplating locating the judgeships in the Northwest Judicial District, the South Central Judicial District, or the Southwest Judicial District. Comments are due May 26.
    Court adopts amendments to electronic filing rule
    The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to N.D.R.Ct. 3.5 on Electronic Filing in the District Courts. The amendments remove Word documents from the list of approved formats for electronic filing. The amendments take effect June 1.
    Parenting Investigator/Legal Guardian ad Litem 18-hour certification training
    Parenting Investigator/Legal Guardian ad Litem certification training will be offered June 17-19 in Bismarck.This 18-hour orientation will provide interactive projects and group discussions. Sessions will focus on understanding the role of the parenting investigator and guardian ad litem, gathering information, interviewing, applying the best interest factors, writing a parenting investigator report, and testifying in the court room. This course qualifies for the 18-hour orientation training required by Rules 8.6 and 8.7 of the North Dakota Rules of Court.

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