Attended college at UND in Grand Forks and then spent a year abroad in Norway, learning the language and culture and reconnecting with extended family.
After graduating from UND, embraced the urban lifestyle and attended law school in a large city.
After living in Denver for three years, elected to return to North Dakota to practice law.
Clerked for United States District Court Judge Patrick A. Conmy for one year before entering private practice with father.
Practiced together with father for 15 years until his death in 2001.
Practiced as a solo practitioner for three years until appointed by Governor Hoeven to the District Court bench in 2004.
Have happily served on bench for nearly ten years.
Served ten years as a member of the Bismarck School Board and ran unsuccessfully for the North Dakota House of Representatives.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado, Juris Doctor, 1985, served on the Student Ethics Committee, served as President of the Women's Law Section, member of Phi Alpha Delta, legal fraternity.
University of North Dakota, Bachelor of Science, 1981, Major Business Administration, Minors in Norwegian and Spanish, graduated cum laude.
Norges Laerehoyskole, 1978-1979, now known as Trondheim University, Trondheim, Norway, attended.college abroad as a junior, focused on learning the Norwegian language, after spending a year in Trondheim, was able to test for and successfully complete minor in Norwegian, highlight of the year was singing in a large community choir in the l,000 year old Nidaros Cathedral.
Century High School, 1976, was a member of the first graduating class of Century High School, participating in Student Council, Golf, Choir, Orchestra, and Latin Club.
District Judge, South Central Judicial District, 2004-Present, chambered in Bismarck, North Dakota; appointed by Governor Hoeven December 23, 2003; took office February 1, 2004; elected 2006 and 2010.
As a trial judge, preside over civil and criminal trials and all related hearings; including traffic citations; infractions; game and fish violations; misdemeanors and felony criminal cases; all civil and family law matters; juvenile proceedings; mental health and civil commitmentproceedings; small claims court matters; and post conviction relief petitions. Responsible for preserving the trial record; making evidentiary rulings during trials and hearings; and ensuring proper courtroom decorum. Responsibility to prepare written and oral instructions to juries, so that the jury, as the fact finder, can apply the law to the facts. If there is no jury in a case, then serve as the fact finder, and have duty to prepare and issue written opinions and orders resolving legal disputes. Following a conviction or adjudication of guilt in a criminal action, have responsibility to determine an appropriate sentence, taking into consideration the particulars ofthe crime, the interests of justice, the recommendations of the prosecution and defense, the rights of the victim, the necessity of punitive sanctions and the possibility of rehabilitation. Decide appeals from Administrative Agencies and Court Referees, involving-review of transcripts and briefs, research of legal issues and issuing decisions. Assist in general judicial administration and education designed to explain courtroom procedure and the judicial process, including making presentations to court clerks; clergy, lawyers and legal assistants; members of the public and high school and college students.
Judicial Commission Appointments: Judicial Education Commission member 2005- to present, Judicial Conduct Commission, member 2005-2011, Commission to Study Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts, member 2009-2012.
Anderson and Anderson Law Firm, 1986-2004, Bismarck, North Dakota and Mandan, North Dakota. Practiced law with father, practice focused on family, probate, personal injury and bankruptcy law.
United States District Judge Patrick A. Conmy, 1985-1986, Bismarck, North Dakota. As a Law Clerk for Judge Conmy, researched legal issues for the Court, drafted memoranda and court orders for Judge Conmy's review.
Mountain States Legal Foundation, 1984-1985, Denver, Colorado. Law Clerk during second and third year of law school for this non-profit, public interest law firm, researched legal issues and assisted in preparation of legal briefs, including a brief to the United States's Supreme Court.
Attorney general Robert O. Wefald, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1981-1982. Intern in the Attorney General's office prior to entering law school, performed general office work and provided assistance for staff attorneys. Worked extensively on the ARC lawsuit against the State of North Dakota at that time.
American Bar Association member 1985-present
State Bar Association of North Dakota member 1985-present
Big Muddy Dar Association member 1985-present; President 1994
National Association of Women Judges member 2010-2012
Bismarck Public School Board, 1990-2004, elected member of the School Board in 1994, 1996 and 2000; successfully defended a recall election in 2003. Served as President of the Board 1998-1999 and 2002-2003.
Sons of Norway: 1981- present: Sverdrup Lodge President: 1995-1996 Norwegian Instructor: 1981; 1994-1996
Bismarck Jaycees: Member 1986 - 1993; President, 1987
North Dakota State Jaycees: Member 1986 - 1993; Administrative Vice President, 1991-1992
Leadership Bismarck Mandan Course: Graduate 1990
Big Brother Big Sister of Bismarck: Board of Directors, 1991-2005, President: 2001-2002
Bismard Kiwanis Club: Member 1990 - Present
Bismarck Mandan Chamber of Commerce: Board of Directors: 1998-2000, volunteered on numerous committees, induding chairing the Gumi Race for three years as part of the Folkfest Celebration.
Trollfjorden Language Camp, Sons of Norway -- District IV Camp Director: 2010-present; Language Instructor: 2009-present
First Lutheran iChurch: 1958-Present; served three terms on Church Council, four years as President of the Church Council; chaired a Pastor Call Committee; taught Confirmation classes for eleven years and Sunday School for six years.
Western North Dakota Synod Council, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: Treasurer 2001-201O; Appointed as Vice President 2012, Elected Vice President: 2013.
Live on a small hobby farm north of Bismarck, with husband, Jerry Saude, two teenage sons and many four legged animals.