The North Dakota Supreme Court has issued an Emergency Order in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic for the purpose of protecting the health of litigants, judicial branch employees, and the public while maintaining judicial branch functions. Click here to learn more. Updated: June 22nd, 2020
On July 1, 2020, jury trials resumed within the North Dakota Judicial System. Providing a forum for litigants to resolve their disputes and ensuring criminal defendants have a jury of their peers are both essential functions of our system of justice.
Longtime Bismarck attorney Lyle W. Kirmis, 70, of Plymouth, Minn., died June 28. A University of Minnesota law graduate, he was admitted to the North Dakota bar in 1974. A Celebration of Life in Bismarck is being planned.