District Judge Douglas Herman has announced that he will retire in early 2019. He has served as a judge in the East Central Judicial District since 2004.
Judge Herman announced his retirement in a letter to Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle.
Under N.D.C.C. § 27-05-02.1, the Supreme Court is required by law to determine if the judgeship should be retained, moved, or eliminated. Any vacancy would be filled by appointment.
Herman has a bachelor's degree from Baylor University and earned his law degree at the University of Michigan Law School. He was admitted to the North Dakota bar in 1977 and was in private legal practice in Fargo until 1997 when he became general counsel of Great Plains Software. He was appointed district judge by Governor John Hoeven in 2004.
September 5, 2018