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Jay Knudson

District Court Judge

Chambers: Grand Forks NECJD #3
Appointed in 2017

124 S. 4th St.
Grand Forks, ND 58201


Tracy Jirout
Court Recorder

Grew up on a farm near Clifford, ND. Graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Dakota in 2001 and a law degree from the UND School of Law in 2004. In private practice in Grand Forks for six years after law school, then served as an attorney in the Indigent Defense Office in Grand Forks for four years.Served as a Judicial Referee/Magistrate Judge for the Northeast Central Judicial District 2015-2016 and then was in private practice until appointed NECJD Judge in 2017.