FARGO, North Dakota — Sixteen North Dakota lawyers have applied for three newly created state district court judgeships.
The Forum newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/ZiyOPR ) that eight applicants are vying for two new judgeships in the Northwest Judicial District, and nine applicants are vying for a new seat on the bench in the East Central District. One of the lawyers is applying in both districts.
The Legislature approved the new judgeships earlier this year to help keep up with a growing caseload. Gov. Jack Dalrymple eventually will appoint the new judges. The deadline for him to do so is July 31.
Information from: The Forum, http://www.in-forum.com