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Administrative Rule 22 - NORTH DAKOTA COUNCIL OF PRESIDING JUDGES

Effective Date: 1/1/1995

Obsolete Date: 8/1/2004

Section 1. Authority and Policy.

In accordance with Article VI, Section 3, of the North Dakota Constitution, and consistent with Administrative Rule 2, the Supreme Court adopts this rule establishing the North Dakota Council of Presiding Judges. The policy of the North Dakota judicial system and the purpose of this rule is to provide uniform and efficient delivery of administrative support services to the trial courts of the North Dakota judicial system.

Section 2. Council of Presiding Judges.

(a) The North Dakota Council of Presiding Judges is established in the North Dakota judicial system.

(b) The Council of Presiding Judges consists of the presiding judge of each judicial district and the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

(c) The chief justice of the Supreme Court is the presiding officer of the Council.

(d) To staff the Council of Presiding Judges, the chief justice of the Supreme Court appoints a director of trial court administration. Under the direction and control of the chief justice and the state court administrator, the director of trial court administration supervises and directs trial court and juvenile court administrative support staff, and performs other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Council of Presiding Judges. The director of trial court administration serves at the pleasure of the chief justice.

Section 3. Duties of the Council.

The Council, with the approval of the chief justice, shall:

(a) Develop uniform administrative policies for the trial courts.

(b) Provide the administrative mechanism and authority to ensure the policies are implemented.

(c) Review the biennial budget proposals of each judicial district.

(d) Prepare a proposed state-funded trial court component of the North Dakota judicial system budget for each biennium.

(e) Monitor trial court budget expenditures.

(f) Perform other duties and responsibilities as directed by the chief justice and the Supreme Court.

(g) Meet at least four times a year.

Section 4. Effective Date.

This rule is effective January 1, 1995.

Dated this 5th day of October, 1994.

Gerald W. VandeWalle, Chief Justice
Herbert L. Meschke, Justice
Beryl J. Levine, Justice
William A. Neumann, Justice
Dale V. Sandstrom. Justice

ATTEST:
Penny Miller
Clerk of the Supreme Court

SOURCE: Council of Presiding Judges, Minutes of July 15, 1994.

[Adopted effective July 1, 1984; amended effective January 1, 1995.] 

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