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New Opinions: Aug. 28
The Supreme Court posted seven new opinions on Aug. 28.
Appellate practice tip of the week
Don't argue the case in your statement of facts.
  • Other appellate practice tips
  • Gallop: North Dakotans high on their state's government and economy
    Heading into Labor Day, according to the Gallop poll, North Dakotans have the highest trust in their state government, the highest confidence in their state's economy, and the highest favorable view of job availability of any state in the nation.
  • Gallop: State by State: Key Metrics for 2014
  • Gallop: North Dakota Scorecard
  • Joint Procedure Committee April 24-25 minutes
    The minutes of the Joint Procedure Committee's April 24-25 meeting have been posted.
    N.D. 125: Constitution Composition
    North Dakota 125th Anniversary logo Prairie Public: "After forty-five days, North Dakota had its Constitution, but where did it come from? According to Clement Lounsberry, the delegates had access to the constitutions and charters of other states."

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    September Term of Court
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    The September term of court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
    Proposed changes to Child Support Guidelines
    Child support guidelines logo The N.D. Dept. of Human Services is proposing to amend the Child Support Guidelines, and a hearing is set for Sept. 18 at the State Capitol.
  • Explanation of proposed changes
  • Proposed changes in legislative format
  • Hearing notice
  • Court seeks comment on changes to transcript fee policy
    The Supreme Court is seeking comment on proposed amendments to Unified Judicial System Policy 206 on fees and expenses for the preparation of transcripts. Comments are due Sept. 1.
    Court approves amendments to appellate rules
    The North Dakota Supreme Court has approved amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure. The amendments integrate electronic filing into the rules and require filing of the notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Supreme Court. The amendments take effect October 1.
    Court approves amendments to rule on standards for bar admission
    The Supreme Court has approved amendments to Admission to Practice Rule 2 on standards for admission. The amendments relate to the SBAND Lawyer Assistance Program and take effect October 1.
    Court approves amendments to rule on cameras in courtroom
    The Supreme Court has approved amendments updating N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 21 on electronic and photographic media coverage of court proceedings. The amendments take effect Sept. 1.
    Parenting coordinator training set for Sept. 23-24 in Bismarck
    The North Dakota Supreme Court will be hosting parenting coordinator training for anyone interested in becoming a parenting coordinator on Sept. 23-24 in Bismarck. See the linked brochure for more information and a registration form. Registration deadline is Sept. 8.



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    A job announcement for assistant state's attorney for Ward County in Minot has been posted.
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    A job announcement for a part-time State's Attorney for Grant County in Carson has been posted.
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    A job announcement for a contract attorney with the North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in Williston has been posted.
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    A job announcement for a Juvenile Drug Court Coordinator with the Juvenile Court in Devils Lake has been posted.

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