Clark is an assistant state's attorney for Cass County. She is a graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law and was admitted to the North Dakota bar in 2007.
Jacobson serves as disciplinary counsel in Bismarck. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and was admitted to the North Dakota bar in 1979.
Martin is an attorney with the North Dakota Public Defenders' Office in Minot. He is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law and was admitted to the North Dakota bar in 1988.
Schmidt is an attorney in private practice in Watford City. She is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law and was admitted to the North Dakota bar in 2004.
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."