Administrative Rule 7 - DESIGNATION OF JUDGESHIPS AND CHAMBERS WITH ASSIGNMENTS

Effective Date: 8/7/2019

A. Each office of the District Judge is a separate office. Judgeships and chambers within each judicial district are established with assignment of judges and chambers as follows:

1. Northwest Judicial District.

Judgeship No. 1, with chambers at Williston.

Judgeship No. 2, with chambers at Williston.

Judgeship No. 3, with chambers at Williston.

Judgeship No. 4, with chambers at Watford City.

Judgeship No. 5, with chambers at Watford City.

Judgeship No. 6, with chambers at Williston.

2. North Central Judicial District.

Judgeship No. 1, with chambers at Minot.

Judgeship No. 2, with chambers at Minot.

Judgeship No. 3, with chambers at Minot.

Judgeship No. 4, with chambers at Minot.

Judgeship No. 5, with chambers at Minot.

3. Northeast Judicial District.

Judgeship No. 1, with chambers at Devils Lake.

Judgeship No. 2, with chambers at Rugby.

Judgeship No. 3, with chambers at Bottineau.

Judgeship No. 4, with chambers at Devils Lake.

Judgeship No. 5, with chambers at Cavalier­Langdon.

Judgeship No. 6, with chambers at Grafton.

4. Northeast Central Judicial District.

Judgeship No. 1, with chambers at Grand Forks.

Judgeship No. 2, with chambers at Grand Forks.

Judgeship No. 3, with chambers at Grand Forks.

Judgeship No. 4, with chambers at Grand Forks.

Judgeship No. 5, with chambers at Grand Forks.

5. East Central Judicial District.

Judgeship No. 1, with chambers at Fargo.

Judgeship No. 2, with chambers at Fargo.

Judgeship No. 3, with chambers at Fargo.

Judgeship No. 4, with chambers at Fargo.

Judgeship No. 5, with chambers at Fargo.

Judgeship No. 6, with chambers at Fargo.

Judgeship No. 7, with chambers at Hillsboro.

Judgeship No. 8, with chambers at Fargo.

Judgeship No. 9, with chambers at Fargo.

6. Southeast Judicial District.

Judgeship No. 1, with chambers at Jamestown.

Judgeship No. 2, with chambers at Valley City.

Judgeship No. 3, with chambers at Wahpeton.

Judgeship No. 4, with chambers at New Rockford.

Judgeship No. 5, with chambers at Ellendale.

Judgeship No. 6, with chambers at Valley City.

Judgeship No. 7, with chambers at Jamestown.

7. South Central Judicial District.

Judgeship No. 1, with chambers at Bismarck.

Judgeship No. 2, with chambers at Bismarck.

Judgeship No. 3, with chambers at Washburn.

Judgeship No. 4, with chambers at Bismarck.

Judgeship No. 5, with chambers at Bismarck.

Judgeship No. 6, with chambers at Bismarck.

Judgeship No. 7, with chambers at Mandan.

Judgeship No. 8, with chambers at Linton.

Judgeship No. 9, with chambers at Mandan.

Judgeship No. 10, with chambers at Mandan.

8. Southwest Judicial District.

Judgeship No. 1, with chambers at Dickinson.

Judgeship No. 2, with chambers at Dickinson.

Judgeship No. 3, with chambers at Dickinson.

Judgeship No. 4, with chambers at Dickinson.

B. It is the intent of the Supreme Court that the residents of the various counties within a judicial district receive judicial services as provided by law in their own county.

C. The respective chambers within each district to which each district judge is assigned will be listed on the Supreme Court website.

Northwest Judicial District

Effective January 1, 2014, the Northwest Judicial District was divided into a Northwest Judicial District and a North Central Judicial District. Judgeship Nos. 2, 4, 7, 8 and 9, with chambers at Minot, in the former Northwest Judicial District were transferred to the new North Central Judicial District. Judgeship Nos. 1, 5, 10 and 11, with chambers at Williston and Watford City, in the former Northwest Judicial District were redesignated Judgeship Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the new Northwest Judicial District to accurately reflect the number of current judgeships in the district.

Under N.D.C.C. § 27-05-02.1, Judgeship No. 3, with chambers at Minot in the former Northwest Judicial, was abolished effective January 1, 1999; Judgeship No. 6, with chambers at Minot in the former Northwest Judicial District, was transferred to the East Central Judicial District effective December 14, 2001; Judgeship No. 7, with chambers at Stanley in the former Northwest Judicial District, was transferred to Minot effective January 1, 2007; Judgeship No. 9, with chambers at Minot in the former Northwest Judicial District, was created by the 61st Legislative Assembly, 2009 N.D. Sess. Laws, Ch. 261; and Judgeship Nos. 10 and and 11 with chambers at Williston and Watford City, were created by the 63rd Legislative Assembly, 2013 N.D. Sess. Law, Ch. 33.

Judgeship No. 5, with chambers in Watford City, and Judgeship No. 6, with chambers in Williston, were created by the 64th Legislative Assembly, 2015 N.D. Sess. Law, Ch. 2.

North Central Judicial District

Effective January 1, 2014, the Northwest Judicial District was divided into a Northwest Judicial District and a North Central Judicial District. Judgeship Nos. 2, 4, 7, 8 and 9, with chambers at Minot, in the former Northwest Judicial District were transferred to the new North Central Judicial District and redesignated Judgeship Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Northeast Judicial District

Effective January 1, 2014, Judgeship No. 7 is redesignated Judgeship No. 2, with chambers at Rugby, in the Northeast Judicial District, to accurately reflect the number of current judgeships in the district.

Under N.D.C.C. § 27-05-02.1, Judgeship No. 2, with chambers at Grafton, was abolished effective January 1, 1995.

East Central Judicial District

Judgeship No. 9, with chambers at Fargo, was created by the 63rd Legislative Assembly, 2013 N.D. Sess. Laws, Ch. 33,

Southeast Judicial District

Effective January 1, 2014, Judgeship Nos. 8, 9 and 10 were redesignated as Judgeship Nos. 3, 1 and 7 to accurately reflect the number of current judgeships in the district.

Under N.D.C.C. § 27-05-02.1, Judgeship No. 7, with chambers at Lisbon, was abolished effective January 1, 1995; Judgeship No. 3, with chambers at Wahpeton was abolished effective January 3, 1996; and Judgeship No. 1, with chambers at Jamestown, was abolished effective February 3, 1998. Judgeship No. 10, with chambers at Jamestown, was created by the 61st Legislative Assembly, 2009, N.D. Sess. Laws, Ch. 261.

South Central Judicial District

Effective January 1, 2014, Judgeship No. 9, with chambers at Washburn is redesignated Judgeship No. 3 to accurately reflect the current number of judgeships in the district.

Under N.D.C.C. § 27-05-02.1, Judgeship No. 3, with chambers at Mandan, was abolished effective March 11, 1998.

Judgeship No. 9, with chambers at Mandan, was created by the 64th Legislative Assembly, 2015 N.D. Sess. Law, Ch. 2.

Judgeship No. 10, with chambers at Mandan, was created by the 66th Legislative Assembly, 2019 N.D. Sess. Law, Ch. 2.

Southwest Judicial District

Effective January 1, 2014, Judgeship No. 4, with chambers at Dickinson is redesignated Judgeship No. 2 to accurately reflect the current number of judgeships in the district.

Under N.D.C.C. § 27-05-02.1, Judgeship No. 2, with chambers at Hettinger, was transferred to the South Central Judicial District effective May 1, 1995; and Judgeship No. 5, with chambers at Bowman, was abolished effective December 31, 2000.

Judgeship No. 4, with chambers at Dickinson, was created by the 64th Legislative Assembly, 2015 N.D. Sess. Law, Ch. 2.

SOURCE: AR 7­1979 effective July 1, 1979; AR 7­1980 effective May 16, 1980; AR 7­1981 effective July 1, 1981; AR 7­1981 effective Sept. 3, 1981; AR 7 amended Nov. 8, 1985; Sec. 27­05­08(2) N.D.C.C..; S.L.1979, Ch. 76, Sec. 4; S.L.1981, Ch. 36, Sec. 3; AR 7­1987 amended Nov. 12, 1987; AR 7­1989 amended Feb. 20, 1989; AR 7 amended January 31, 1990; Sec. 27­05­00.1(3), N.D.C.C.; S.L.1991, Ch. 326, Sec. 1(3); AR 7 amended October 6, 1993; amended November 16, 1994, effective January 1, 1995; amended effective March 16, 1995 and May 1, 1995; amended effective January 10, 1996; amended April 1, 1998; amended effective January 1, 2001; amended effective December 14, 2001: amended effective July 2, 2003; amended effective January 1, 2007; amended effective January 27, 2010; amended effective January 1, 2014; amended effective January 13, 2016; administratively amended October 24, 2017; amended effective February 1, 2018; amended effective August 7, 2019.

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02/01/2018 08/06/2019 View
10/24/2017 02/01/2018 View
01/13/2016 10/24/2017 View
01/01/2014 01/13/2016 View
01/27/2010 01/01/2014 View
01/01/2007 01/27/2010 View
07/02/2003 01/01/2007 View
01/01/2001 12/14/2001 View
01/01/2001 07/02/2003 View
04/01/1998 01/01/2001 View
01/10/1996 04/01/1998 View