North Dakota

North Dakota Supreme Court By The Numbers:


Former prosecutor

  • 5 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 4 prosecutors
  • 0 public defenders
  • 0 Justices have other indigent defense experience
  • 0 civil rights lawyers

How Members of the North Dakota Supreme Court are Selected:

Nonpartisan Election

Justices are selected and re-selected to 10-year terms in nonpartisan elections. In the case of an unexpected vacancy, the governor can call for a special election or appoint a justice to fill the term who must then run in the next nonpartisan judicial election.

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map