Title

Law Alumni named Finalists for NEC District Judgeship

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

6-11-2015

Campus Unit

School of Law

Abstract

Four lawyers have been named as finalists to fill the Northeast Central Judicial Districtjudgeship vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Lawrence Jahnke.

The finalists named by the Judicial Nominating Committee are Jason McCarthy, Theodore Sandberg, John Thelen and Nancy Yon.

Eight lawyers originally applied for the position. Governor Jack Dalrymple now has thirty days to make a selection from the committee's list of nominees or he can ask for another list or call an election.

Under Article 6, § 13, of the North Dakota Constitution the person appointed "shall continue in the position until the next general election immediately following the service of at least two years."

Here are short profiles of the finalists with links to additional information.

Jason McCarthy

McCarthy is a supervising attorney for the Grand Forks County State's Attorney’s Office. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1999.

Theodore Sandberg

Sandberg is a Grand Forks attorney in private practice. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1997.

John Thelen

Thelen is a judicial referee in Grand Forks. He is a 1981 graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law and has worked as a judicial referee, magistrate, and attorney in private practice.

Nancy Yon

Yon is an Assistant State’s Attorney for Grand Forks County, working on civil and criminal cases. She is a 1999 graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law and previously worked as an assistant city prosecutor for the City of Fargo.

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