Four lawyers have been named as finalists to fill the newly created East Central Judicial District judgeship vacancy.
The finalists are:Norman Anderson, Constance Cleveland, Thomas Olson and Robert Stroup III.
All the finalists are from Fargo. Ten lawyers initially applied for the position.
Here is more information on the judge finalists:
|ECJD Judgeship No. 9|
Now that the Committee has completed the interview process and 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."
July 1, 2013