Effective Jan. 8, 2020, the Supreme Court has temporarily suspended remote online access to court records by anonymous users. This includes remote access to district court documents and expanded remote access to Supreme Court documents.
On Dec. 10, Supreme Court Justice Lisa Fair McEvers and East Central Judicial District Judge Stephannie N. Stiel participated in a program organized by the Ronald N. Davies American Inn of Court in recognition of the 100 year anniversary of women’s right to vote.
Bismarck Tribune: "The woman who is just the fourth clerk of the North Dakota Supreme Court is retiring at the end of the year. Penny Miller took the position July 1, 1992, and has seen the office and the state's court system through many changes."
The State Board of Law Examiners reminds lawyers that 2019 licenses to practice law in North Dakota expire Dec. 31 regardless of when the 2019 license fee was paid. Lawyers should watch their mail for the 2020 billing in the coming weeks and promptly pay the fee by check or money order.
On Dec. 6, Justice Jon J. Jensen spoke during the North Dakota Basic law enforcement course at the North Dakota Law Enforcement Training Center about the structure and function of the state's judicial system.
Ballots in the election for Chief Justice were opened Nov. 25. Because no candidate received a majority of the votes cast, there will be a second vote between Justice Jon Jensen and Justice Lisa Fair McEvers.