Present: Ms. Rebecca Absey The Honorable Steven Marquart The Honorable David Nelson Ms. Caroly Probst The Honorable Jay Schmitz Ms. Jean Delaney The Honorable Cynthia Feland The Honorable Dann Greenwood Ms. Sally Holewa Mr. Rod Olson The Honorable Allan Schmalenburger (Chair) Referee Dale Thompson Ms. Donna Wunderlich Mr. Jacob Rodenbiker The Honorable Robin Schmidt Mr. Jeff Stillwell Mr. Tom Gehrz Ms. Cammie Schock Ms. Kimberly Dockter, scribe
National Center for State Courts: Patti Tobias Nial Raaen
Judge Schmalenberger called the meeting to order.
Minutes A motion was made by Judge Schmitz, seconded by Donna Wunderlich to approve the October 30,
2015, meeting minutes. The motion was approved.
2. Review Workplan and Timeline Judge Schmalenberger called on Nial Raaen, project lead, to update on the timeline and work plan. Mr. Raaen indicated he had met with the Standards and Practices subcommittee and distributed material
to them. He and Ms. Tobias are in the process of identifying applicable best practices from other states.
He also indicated he is working with Mr. Johnson to create a best practices survey for ND Judges.In response to a question, he indicated that the timeline should be working, dependent on progress of subcommittees and should be open to be flexible.
3. Sub-workgroups Assignments/Reports
Standards and Practices - Judge Schmalenberger called on Judge Schmidt for a report on the
Standards and Practices sub-committee. Judge Schmidt reported that the group had met one time
and are in the process of reviewing time standards from other states. Their next meeting is not
yet set. Jake Rodenbiker and Judge Feland were added to this sub-workgroup.
Technology – Judge Schmalenberger called on Donna Wunderlich. Ms. Wunderlich reported that the group has not yet called a meeting, but is reviewing reports
within Odyssey and reviewing National Center for State Court links to Courtools.
Education – Lee Ann Barnhardt was unavailable to report on the education sub-committee work. Mr. Raaen indicated he and Ms. Tobias are available to attend sub-committee meetings and
intend to be included.
4. Preview Web Site for Workgroup Jeff Stillwell reviewed the functionality of the website for the group.
The next meeting is scheduled for July 6th, via “GoTo Meeting”. The meeting was adjourned.