Pursuant to Article VI, Section 3, of the North Dakota Constitution, the Supreme Court of North Dakota promulgates the following Administrative Rule relating to the powers, duties, qualifications, and term of office of the State Court Administrator of the unified judicial system:
1. The minimum qualifications of the State Court Administrator of the unified judicial system shall include:
a. A master's degree in judicial administration, public administration, business administration or other area related to court administration or a law degree. Certification from the Institute for Court Management's Court Executive Development Program is strongly preferred.
b. Seven years of progressively more responsible or expansive experience, four of which must have been in a managerial capacity in a court or a closely related setting.
2. The State Court Administrator shall be appointed by the Chief Justice to serve at the pleasure of the Chief Justice.
3. The State Court Administrator shall have the following duties and responsibilities: budget preparation and financial controls, personnel management systems, management information systems, planning and research, training and education, public information, technical assistance, staff to boards and committees, and court facilities.
4. The State Court Administrator shall serve as Executive Secretary of the Judicial Conference.
5. The State Court Administrator shall perform other services and assume other responsibilities as the Chief Justice or the Supreme Court may direct.
6. Nothing herein shall be construed to interfere with the primary authority of the Clerk of the Supreme Court over the staff of the Clerk of the Supreme Court, or of the authority of the State Law Librarian over the staff of the Law Library or of the authority of the respective justices over their respective judicial assistants and law clerks.
Dated this 17th day of May, 2017.
Gerald W. VandeWalle, Chief Justice
Carol Ronning Kapsner, Justice
Daniel J. Crothers, Justices
Lisa Fair McEvers, Justice
Jerod E. Tufte, Justice
Penny Miller, Clerk, Supreme Court
[Adopted May 12, 1978; amended January 15, 1992; amended January 30, 2002; May17, 2017.]