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.
SCJD Presiding Judge Gail Hagerty provided background information about the courts.
Judge Bruce Romanick talked about the first appearance in criminal cases.
Judges Cynthia Feland and Doug Bahr answered questions from the participants.
Judge Dave Reich discussed pretrial motions in criminal cases.
Trial Court Administrator Donna Wunderlich and Burleigh County Clerk of District Court Michelle Bring provided information about judge schedules and courthouse staff at the first session of the Courthouse Criminal Basics program Oct. 8. Twenty- six attorneys attended.
At the Oct. 8 session, Burleigh County State’s Attorney Julie Lawyer discussed what she wishes someone had told her early on.
Defense Attorneys Travis Finck and Jackson Lofgren talked about how to find the prosecutor's human side at the Oct. 8 session.