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Notice of Consultation Friday, September 7, 2018



Supreme Court No. 20180334 

In the Matter of the Judicial Vacancy in District Judgeship No. 2, with Chambers in Fargo, North Dakota, East Central Judicial District

[¶ 1] On September 6, 2018, Governor Doug Burgum notified this Court of the retirement of the Honorable Douglas R. Herman as Judge of the District Court in the East Central Judicial District, effective January 11, 2019. Under N.D.C.C. § 27-05-02.1 a vacancy in the office of district judge will be created upon Judge Herman's retirement. The Court considered the matter, and

[¶ 2] ORDERED, the Supreme Court will undertake a written consultation with the attorneys and judges of the East Central Judicial District under N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 7.2. Any judge, lawyer or member of the public wishing to comment on the vacancy may do so by e-mail to Penny Miller, Clerk of the Supreme Court, at, or in writing addressed to 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505-0530, no later than September 28, 2018. It is expected the Supreme Court will receive a report from the District Court Administrator for Unit 2, regarding the East Central Judicial District and discussing the criteria under Administrative Rule 7.2, and statewide caseload data from the State Court Administrator's Office.

[¶ 3] The Supreme Court of the State of North Dakota, with the Honorable Gerald W. VandeWalle, Chief Justice, the Honorable Daniel J. Crothers, the Honorable Lisa Fair McEvers, the Honorable Jerod E. Tufte and the Honorable Jon J. Jensen, Justices, directed the Clerk of the Supreme Court to enter the above order.

Dated: September 7, 2018

Penny Miller
North Dakota Supreme Court