The 8 District Judges rotate to all 12 county seats on an equal basis. The master calendar assignments are divided into the following service areas:
Burleigh Master Judge
Monday thru Friday in Burleigh County
Friday 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in Morton County
Morton Master Judge
Monday and Tuesday in Morton County 8:30 am
1st Wednesday McLean County 9:00 am/ Sheridan County 2:00 pm
2nd Wednesday Oliver County 9:00 am (CST) / Mercer County 11:00 am (CST)
3rd Wednesday McLean County 9:00 am
4th Wednesday Mercer County 9:30 am (CST)
Rural Master Judge
1st Monday Logan County 10:30 am / Kidder County 1:00 pm
2nd Monday Grant County 10:00 am (MST) / Sioux County 2:00 pm (CST)
3rd Monday individual calendar status
4th Monday McIntosh County 10:00 am / Emmons County 2:00 pm
Individual Calendar Assignment
All 8 District Judges are randomly assigned an equal number of individual cases through an automated rotation program within the Unified Court Information System (UCIS).
All stipulated matters are handled by the master calendar judge and are not assigned.
All cases filed in Burleigh and Morton County will be assigned to the judge conducting the dispositional conference. Trial dates will be provided at the dispositional conference since the judge has dedicated a criminal trial week a couple months later.