Twenty-eight attorneys attended the second session of the Courthouse Criminal Basics program Oct. 15. Two additional sessions will be held on Oct. 22 and 30 from 4-6 p.m. at the Burleigh County Courthouse. Each session has been approved for two hours of CLE credit. The sessions are free, and no registration is required.
Pamela Nesvig will be sworn in as the newest South Central District Judge in a ceremony in the Morton County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Nesvig to the newly authorized judgeship on Aug. 12.
KFYR News: "The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation received a $486,253 grant through the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance. This is a three-year grant that will increase drug court services statewide."
West Fargo Pioneer: "Judge Steven McCullough, who graduated from West Fargo High in 1980, was inducted into the Hall of Fame [Oct. 3]. McCullough graduated from the University of North Dakota Law School and after a career as a practicing lawyer, is now a district judge."
The North Dakota Association of Counties presented Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle the Excellence in Government Dedicated Partner Award on Oct. 7. In accepting the honor, VandeWalle said he considered it recognition of the entire court system rather than an individual award.
Longtime Williston attorney LaVern C. “Vern” Neff, 92, died Oct. 13. A UND School of Law graduate, he was admitted to the bar in 1952. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Faith United Methodist Church in Williston.
G.F. Herald: "Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday, Oct. 11, announced the 12 members of the newly established Children’s Cabinet, which will study and coordinate care for children across the three branches of state government and tribal nations."