Executive Committee members for June 2019 – June 2021
- Judge Feland (2 yr term starting June 2019)
Immediate Past Chair:
- Justice Crothers (2 yr term starting June 2019)
- Judge Louser (2 yr term starting June 2019)
Supreme Court Representative elected by Supreme Court (2 yr term – max 2 consecutive terms):
- Justice Tufte (term exp. June 2018/re-elected June 2018, term exp. June 2020)
Two District Court Judges elected by North Dakota Judge’s Association (2 year term – max 2 consecutive terms):
- Judge Louser – term expires June 2020 (reappointed June 2018/ineligible for reappointment after this term)
- Judge Whelan– term expires June 2020 (appointed June 2018/eligible for reappointment to one more term after this term)
North Dakota Judicial Conference
(Amended November 19, 2007)
Article I. Officers
The officers of the Judicial Conference shall be a chair and a chair-elect, who shall hold office for a term of two years commencing at the close of the meeting at which they are elected and continuing until their successors are elected and qualified. The chair-elect shall become the chair at the close of the meeting at the completion of the term of the preceding chair. In the event of the death or disability of the chair or of the vacation of the office, the chair-elect shall succeed to all the duties and exercise all the authority of the chair, and shall also serve the term to which elected.
The chair shall serve for a term of two years and is not eligible for reelection as chair-elect immediately following the completion of that term.
Each officer of the Judicial Conference may serve in that capacity only so long as that officer is a member of the Judicial Conference.
Article II. Executive Committee
There is created an executive committee of the Judicial Conference consisting of the chair; the immediate past chair; the chair-elect, a justice of the supreme court elected by the supreme court; and two district judges elected by the district judges. The supreme court justice and two district judge members of the executive committee shall serve for a term of two years and shall be eligible for one additional two-year term.
The executive committee may act on behalf of the Judicial Conference during the interim between meetings, but may not act on any matter contrary to action taken by the Judicial Conference. The executive committee may consider all matters regarding the functions of the Judicial Conference, and may assign those matters to an appropriate committee of the Conference for study. The executive committee is responsible for Judicial Conference meeting planning, and shall provide the Continuing Judicial Education Commission of the Supreme Court with the number of hours allocated for judicial education at Judicial Conference regular meetings. The Continuing Judicial Education Commission, in coordination with the executive committee, is responsible for determining and planning the educational programs for the Judicial Conference regular meetings.