IN THE SUPREME COURT
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
NOTICE OF CONSULTATION
Supreme Court No. 20130190
In the Matter of the Judicial Vacancy in District
Judgeship No. 3, with Chambers in Grand Forks,
North Dakota, Northeast Central Judicial District
 Within 90 days after the notification of the vacancy, N.D.C.C. § 27-05-02.1 requires the Supreme Court to determine whether the office is necessary for effective judicial administration. The Supreme Court may order that: (1) the vacancy be filled; (2) the vacant office be transferred to a judicial district in which an additional judge is necessary for effective judicial administration; or (3) the vacant office be abolished with or without transfer of a district judgeship to any location in which a judge is necessary for effective judicial administration. The Supreme Court considered the matter, and
 ORDERED, the Supreme Court will undertake a written consultation with the attorneys and judges of the Northeast Central Judicial District under Administrative Rule 7.2. Any person wishing to comment on the matter may do so in writing no later than Thursday, August 1, 2013.
 It is expected the Supreme Court will receive a report discussing the factors under N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 7.2, Section 4, for each of the counties in the Northeast Central Judicial District from the Trial Court Administrator for Unit 1. Written comments may be e-mailed to Penny Miller, Clerk of the Supreme Court, at email@example.com, or addressed to 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505-0530.
 Entered this 1st day of July 2013 at the direction of the Honorable Gerald W. VandeWalle, Chief Justice, the Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom, the Honorable Mary Muehlen Maring, the Honorable Carol Ronning Kapsner, and the Honorable Daniel J. Crothers, Justices.
North Dakota Supreme Court