Lisa K. Fair McEvers
District Court Judge/Justice of the Supreme Court
Minto, North Dakota
Lisa K. Fair McEvers is a native of Minto, North Dakota. She earned her B.B.A. degree in Information Management from the University of North Dakota in 1993. She earned her law degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1997. She served as a law clerk to the North Dakota Supreme Court during the 1997-1998 term. She was in private legal practice from 1998-2001 and became a Cass County Assistant State's Attorney in 2001. She was appointed North Dakota Commissioner of Labor by Governor John Hoeven in 2005. She was appointed District Judge by Governor Hoeven in 2010 and elected to the position in 2012. Effective January 1, 2014, she was appointed by Governor Jack Dalrymple to the North Dakota Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Justice Mary Muehlen Maring's retirement. She was elected in 2016. Prior to attending law school, she worked for the Northeast Judicial District in court administration for seven years. She has served on the Judicial Education Commission, the Judiciary Standards Committee, the State Bar Association's Committee for Continuing Legal Education, the Rough Rider Industries Prison Advisory Board, the Pattern Jury Instruction Commission, the Juvenile Drug Court Advisory Committee, and the Personnel Policy Board. She currently chairs the Juvenile Policy Board and the Joint Procedure Committee. She is a member of the North Dakota Dual Status Youth Initiative Group, the Executive Committee of Judicial Conference, Alternatives to Incarceration Interim Legislative Committee, the United Tribes Criminal Justice Advisory Board, the Court Technology Committee's File and Serve User Group, the Human Trafficking Commission, and the North Dakota Judges Association. She is married to James McEvers.