Bismarck attorney Paul C. Germolus died July 26. A UND School of Law graduate, he was admitted to the N.D. bar in 1997. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 30, at Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck.
Four lawyers have submitted an application to the Judicial Nominating Committee for the South Central Judicial District vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John W. Grinsteiner. They are Justin M. Balzer, Travis W. Finck, Micheal A. Mulloy and Lindsey R. Nieuwsma.
The North Dakota Bar Exam began on Tuesday, July 27, with 65 applicants taking the exam. Of the applicants sitting on Tuesday, 60 percent are graduates of the UND School of Law and 79 percent are first-time test takers. The exam ends Wednesday.
An investiture ceremony for Judge Kari M. Agotness was held July 23 at the Cavalier County courthouse in Langdon. Judge Donovan Foughty presided over the event and Chief Justice Jon Jensen and Leslie Bakken Oliver, general counsel for Governor Doug Burgum, presented remarks.