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Labor commissioner, Erica Thunder ’14, takes job with North Dakota prison system

Categories: Alumni, Public

Erica Thunder’s new position marks the first time the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has had a director of diversity and cultural competency. The Grand Forks Herald BISMARCK — North Dakota Labor Commissioner Erica Thunder has resigned from her role to accept a new position as director of diversity and cultural competency at […]

Alum Paul Loraas to be included in Corporate INTL – 2022 Who’s Who Handbook

Categories: Alumni

From the Duluth News Tribune DULUTH, MN — Fryberger is proud to announce attorney Paul Loraas being included in the Corporate INTL – 2022 Annual Who’s Who Handbook. Since 2005 Corporate INTL has been leading the way in connecting business leaders, financiers and advisers worldwide. Paul will be included in the Who’s Who Handbook as […]

Rocky Brancato ’98 announces run for Hillsborough County Florida Public Defender

Categories: Alumni

Hillsborough Public Defender Julianne Holt aims to retire, endorses successor Rocky Brancato, a top lawyer in Holt’s office, will run to succeed her and has her endorsement. Tampa Bay Times By Dan SullivanTimes staff Published Aug. 25 | Updated Aug. 25   TAMPA — Hillsborough County Public Defender Julianne Holt, who for three decades has led the […]

Timothy Schutz ’87 delivers pro-equity message in formal swearing-in to Colorado Court of Appeals

Categories: Alumni

The Gazette Michael Karlik Aug 22, 2022 Sitting inside the state’s judicial center in downtown Denver, Timothy J. Schutz recalled the story of a young man imprisoned on federal charges and who was facing additional time on a prosecution in El Paso County. The man vowed to turn his life around, which convinced a state […]

Alum Paul A. Loraas Named Minnesota Super Lawyer

Categories: Alumni

Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. is proud to announce five attorneys: Stephanie A. Ball, Robert R. Kanuit, Paul B. Kilgore, Paul A. Loraas and Daniel D. Maddy were named 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers. Through a rigorous selection process, Super Lawyers recognizes lawyers in their state who distinguished themselves within their practice – an honor […]

Abraham Wingrove ’11 appointed magistrate judge in Ada County Idaho

Categories: Alumni

Fourth District Magistrate Judge Appointed  PRESS RELEASE  DISTRICT COURT  FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT  STATE OF IDAHO  August 5, 2022 The Magistrates Commission for the Fourth Judicial District, comprised of Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley counties, is pleased to announce that Mr. Abraham Wingrove has been appointed as magistrate judge in Ada County. Mr. Wingrove will fill […]

UND School of Law alumni begin clerkships with the North Dakota Supreme Court

Categories: Alumni

Supreme Court welcomes new law clerks The North Dakota Supreme Court is pleased to announce the following individuals who began their one-year clerkship with the North Dakota Supreme Court on August 1, 2022. Austin Artz of Minot, North Dakota, received a B.A. in History with a minor in German from the University of North Dakota.  […]

Alisha Ankers ’92 Named Super Lawyer

Categories: Alumni

Ankers has been selected as a 2022 Great Plains Super Lawyer in the area of family law InForum Published July 30, 2022 12:02 AM Ms. Ankers is a sole practitioner attorney with more than 30 years of experience practicing law in both Minnesota and North Dakota. Her practice has offices in both Fargo and Wishek, North […]

Ellen E. Tholen ’89 announces bid for Itasca County Attorney

Categories: Alumni

Tholen announces bid for County Attorney Grand Rapids Herald Review July 17, 2022 U.S. Army veteran Ellen E. Tholen is announcing her candidacy for Itasca County Attorney. Tholen received her law degree from the University of North Dakota in 1989 and has been an actively practicing attorney in Itasca County for over 32 years. Tholen […]

Tanner Holten ’18 appointed new attorney for Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority (CHEDA)

Categories: Alumni

CHEDA SELECTS TANNER HOLTEN AS NEW ATTORNEY AND IS CLOSE TO CHOOSING AN INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KROX July 12, 2022 The Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority (CHEDA) met on Tuesday for a regular meeting at noon at the Valley Technology Park. After the Call to Order, the meeting began with the board approving the meeting […]