N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 30
|City by Population Size||Minimum|
|Cities Over 10,000 Population||$||$|
|Cities Between 5,000 and 10,000 Population||$||$|
|Cities Between 3,000 and 5,000 Population||$||$|
|Cities Between 1,500 and 3,000 Population||$||$|
|Cities Below 1,500 Population||$||$|
b. Support Clerk Services. Each municipality should provide the municipal court judge in a
city over 10,000 population with the assistance of one full-time, separately compensated,
clerk of municipal court.
c. Prosecution Services. Each municipality should provide for prosecution of each contested case by a city attorney in municipal court.
d. Bail Bond Procedure. Each municipal court judge should prepare a written bail schedule and procedure which shall be publicly posted in the courtroom and in the police department.
e. Judicial Facilities . Each municipality should provide the municipal court judge with
access to a formal courtroom or a space clearly designated as a courtroom. Each
courtroom shall be furnished with a minimum of the following:
(1) One judge's desk.
(2) One judge's chair.
(3) One witness chair.
(4) One full-size, free standing American flag.
(5) One full-size, free standing North Dakota flag.
(6) One gavel.
(7) Table space and three chairs for defendant.
(8) Table space and three chairs for prosecutor.
(9) Adequate chairs for the public. Each courtroom or designated space should have a separation between the public
and court participants, accomplished by chair placement or a railing. f. e. Judicial Robe. If requested by the municipal court judge, each municipality should
furnish the municipal court judge with a judicial robe which is suitable to identify and
enhance the dignity of court proceedings. g. f. Standardized Forms and Record Keeping. Each municipality should provide the
municipal court judge with court forms and record keeping equipment and supplies as
identified by the State Court Administrator. h. g. Municipal Court Budgets. Each municipality should provide the municipal court judge
with a separate municipal court budget. The municipal court budget should include
appropriate funds for the following:
(1) Judge compensation.
(2) Clerk compensation, if applicable.
(5) Courtroom furnishings.
(6) Travel expenses.
(7) Professional memberships and subscriptions.
(8) Telephone and technology expenses.
Section 5. Continuing Education of Municipal Court Judges.
Each municipality shall provide reimbursement of travel and lodging expenses for municipal court judges and alternate municipal court judges to attend training programs provided by the Judicial Branch Education Commission in accordance with N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 36 and N.D.C.C.§40-18-22.
5 6. Certification of Compliance.
holding court in any calendar January 1 of each year, the judge of each municipal court
shall certify to the State Court Administrator that the municipal court meets the minimum
standards in Section 3 and has made its best efforts, in cooperation with city government, to meet
the minimum standards in Section 4. A municipal judge should not hold court until compliance
with this certification requirement has not been met. Section 6. Effective Date. The effective date of this Rule is January 1, 1991. Dated this 10th day of May 1990.
Ralph J. Erickstad, Chief Justice
Gerald W. VandeWalle, Justice
H.F. Gierke III, Justice
Herbert L. Meschke, Justice
Beryl J. Levine, Justice
SOURCE: Supreme Court No. 900157; March 16, 1990, minutes of the Judicial Planning
Committee. [Adopted effective January 1, 1991]