Title

Three UND Law Alumni named as NEC Judge Finalists

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

12-10-2014

Campus Unit

School of Law

Abstract

Four lawyers have been named as finalists to fill the Northeast Central Judicial District judgeship vacancies created by the death of Judge Karen Braaten and the retirement of Judge Sonja Clapp.

The finalists named by the Judicial Nominating Committee are Donald Hager, Class of '86, M. Jason McCarthy, Class of '99, and Theodore Sandberg, '09. The fourth candidate Lolita Romanick is an alumna of the University of Idaho School of Law.

Nine lawyers originally applied for the position. One of the applicants, Peter Welte, later withdrew from consideration. 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.

Donald Hager Hager is a Larimore attorney in private practice. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1986

M. 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 2009.

Lolita Romanick Romanick is a Grand Forks attorney in private practice. She is a graduate of the University of Idaho School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1984.

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