The North Dakota bar examination began in Bismarck on Tuesday, July 28, with 58 applicants taking the exam. Of the applicants sitting on Tuesday, 42 were graduates from the University of North Dakota School of Law. The exam ended Wednesday.
Since mid-March 2020, the Supreme Court has enacted eight administrative orders aimed at providing guidelines for court operations during the coronavirus pandemic. Most of these orders have language authorizing or recommending the use of reliable electronic means for court proceedings.
On July 1, 2020, jury trials resumed within the North Dakota Judicial System. Providing a forum for litigants to resolve their disputes and ensuring criminal defendants have a jury of their peers are both essential functions of our system of justice.
The North Dakota Supreme Court announced it will live-stream the oral argument in State v. Helm on Tuesday morning, June 16 at 10:45 am. The live webcast will be conducted on a trial basis as part of the Court’s outreach programs for North Dakota schools.