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By Diane Newberry
ND Newspaper Association 

Chief Justice says state's court system is 'under water'

2019 Legislative Report

 

January 14, 2019



Last year, the North Dakota court system cut 55.5 positions across the state as a result of across-the-board budget cuts. Court staffs that could have been considered lean even before the cuts are feeling the pressure, according to court officials.

Rod Olson, a state courts system administrator, said that with only one staff member on duty, people seeking services in his districts find an empty desk “on a regular basis.” His unit oversees courts in the East Central and Southeast judicial districts, covering 17 counties.

“We don’t like the fact that some people might drive two or th...



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