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.
Penny Miller, Clerk of the North Dakota Supreme Court, has received the Legacy Award from the Western Dakota Association of Legal Assistants. The Legacy Award is presented to those who have shown commitment to advancing the paralegal profession with dedication and distinction.
The Supreme Court is seeking comment on proposed amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rules of Evidence, and the Supreme Court Administrative Rules. Comments are due Oct. 30.
Bismarck Tribune: "Remote, electronic access will soon be available for North Dakota court system records. The state Supreme Court on Wednesday adopted a rule governing public access to court documents."
G.F. Herald: "The chief justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court said Thursday, Sept. 26, that he won't seek reappointment to the post he's held since 1993 but will stay on the court for the 'immediate future.'"