Seven lawyers have applied to fill the two newly created Northwest District Judge vacancies.
The deadline for applications to arrive in the State Bar Association of North Dakota office was May 23.
The applicants for the judgeship are:
Eight lawyers initially applied for the position, but Williston attorney Jacob Marburger withdrew his application.
The Judicial Nominating Committee will interview the applicants the week of June 24-28 in Williston.
Once the Committee has completed the interview process and has made its recommendations to Governor Jack Dalrymple, by law he will have thirty days to make a selection from the list of nominees, ask for another list, or call an election. When the Legislature created the new judgeships, it required them to be filled 30 days after the law becomes effective July 1. Therefore, the judges must be chosen by the governor no later than July 31.
Under Article 6, § 13, of the North Dakota Constitution the person appointed "shall continue in the position until the next general election immediately following the service of at least two years."
May 24, 2013