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Burgum appoints Kari Agotness, ’06, to judgeship in Northeast Judicial District

Categories: Alumni

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has appointed Ramsey County State’s Attorney Kari Agotness of Devils Lake to a judgeship in the Northeast Judicial District, effective Feb. 1. Agotness was appointed Ramsey County State’s Attorney in 2017 and elected to the position in 2018, overseeing criminal prosecutions, juvenile court, child support enforcement and civil actions, among […]

Sean Smith, ’08, promoted at Capital Credit Union

Categories: Alumni

Sean Smith was recently promoted to vice president of legal and risk management at Capital Credit Union’s Main Office. In this role, he will monitor new and existing regulations to ensure compliance with credit union policies and provide legal support for contract review and disclosure requirements. He will also oversee Capital Credit Union’s legal, collections, […]

New North Dakota Law Review, Volume 95, Number 3 (2020) now available online

Categories: Alumni, Public, Students

The new issue of the North Dakota Law Review, Issue 95, Number 3 (2020) is now available to view online. ARTICLES INCLUDED IN THIS ISSUE: The North Dakota Constitution: An Original Approach Since 1889 – Jerod Tufte 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage: Celebrating Pilgrims on the Journey for Equality-One Step at a Time – Katie […]

Skyler Johnson, ‘12, named one of Prairie Business’ 40 under 40 for 2020

Categories: Alumni

Prairie Business Magazine recently announced the names of its 2020 40 Under 40 recipients, and UND School of Law alumna, Skyler Johnson, ’12, was among those selected. Every year the magazine receives nominations of top talent for its annual 40 Under 40 recognition contest and this year was no exception. Prairie Business staff was impressed […]

Teresa Rasmussen, ’84, President and CEO of Thrivent, named to H.B. Fuller board of directors

Categories: Alumni

H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) today announced that it has elected Michael Happe and Teresa (Terry) Rasmussen as independent members to its board of directors. Ms. Rasmussen’s appointment is effective today, November 30, 2020, while Mr. Happe’s appointment will be effective January 20, 2021. The election of these two new directors expands the board to […]

Ballard Spahr’s George Singer, ’93, Named Fellow of American College of Bankruptcy

Categories: Alumni

George H. Singer, a Finance, Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Capital Recovery partner in the Minneapolis office of Ballard Spahr, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Mr. Singer practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, finance, financial restructuring, capital recovery, and bankruptcy. He advises firms with […]

Mark Spain real estate names Brett Huelsman, ’09, sales director for Nashville office

Categories: Alumni

Mark Spain Real Estate has hired Brett Huelsman as director of sales for its Nashville office. Huelsman has a long family background in real estate, as well as professional management experience in forming, growing and leading sales teams. Originally from North Dakota, Huelsman is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a degree in […]

2020-21 North Dakota Law Review Board of Editors Begins Term

Categories: Alumni, Students

“The North Dakota Law Review Board of Editors is eager to start their roles and work to publish Volume 96 of the journal. From our experiences growing up in North Dakota and attending the University of North Dakota School of Law, we know that those in the legal field in our state have many diverse […]

GFH story: Fargo attorney appointed to state higher education board

Categories: Alumni

Joseph Wetch Jr. earned undergraduate and law degrees from UND. Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Fargo attorney Joseph Wetch Jr. to a four-year term on the State Board of Higher Education. Wetch’s appointment, effective July 1, is subject to confirmation by the North Dakota Senate during the upcoming legislative session. Wetch succeeds Don Morton, who […]

GFH story: Law alumnus and adjunct faculty Daniel Gaustad named Grand Forks city attorney

Categories: Alumni, Faculty

Grand Forks is set to have a new city attorney. Shortly after Brandon Bochenski is sworn in as mayor on Tuesday, City Council members are scheduled to consider affirming Bochenski’s plan to make Dan Gaustad the city’s legal counsel. Bochenski asked Gaustad to be the city’s new attorney last week, Gaustad told the Herald, and […]