North Dakota Judicial Conference
Judge Steven McCullough, Chair
Justice Carol Ronning Kapsner
Justice Dale V. Sandstrom
Judge Bruce Romanick
Judge Gary Lee
Lee Ann Barnhardt
The Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference met on November 26, 2013. Chair McCullough called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m.
Chair McCullough informed the committee that two members of the Judicial Branch Education Commission are term-limited off and need to be replaced. Those members are Justice Mary Maring and Judge Sonna Anderson. Chair McCullough said the Commission Chair had recommended that Justice Daniel J. Crothers and Judge Debbie Kleven be appointed for three-year terms. Chair McCullough also said Dean Kathryn Rand is eligible for reappointment to the Commission and is willing to serve again.
Justice Kapsner moved that Justice Crothers and Judge Kleven be appointed to the Judicial Education Commission as recommended and that Dean Rand be reappointed. Seconded by Judge Romanick. The motion carried.
Via email, State Court Administrator Sally Holewa indicated that due to the appointment of Judge Lisa McEvers to the North Dakota Supreme Court, there will be a vacancy on the Pattern Jury Instruction Commission. After brief discussion, Chair McCullough said he will send out an inquiry to all the district judges to determine interest in serving on the Commission. An Executive Committee meeting will then be called to make the appointment.
Justice Kapsner moved to approve the minutes from the Sept. 27, 2013, Executive Committee meeting. Seconded by Justice Sandstrom. The motion carried.
There being no further business to come before the committee, the chair adjourned the meeting at 12:15 p.m.
Lee Ann Barnhardt Director of Education and Communication