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Naomi Paasch ’82 wins legal services advocacy award

Categories: Alumni

Naomi Paasch of Moorhead, Minnesota has been awarded an Advocacy Achievement Award by Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota (LSNM) for her work as a Judicare attorney. LSNM provides free, high-quality civil legal help to low-income residents of 22 northwestern Minnesota counties using staffed offices.  The award is given “in recognition of outstanding legal work making […]

Ferguson Books will host Jackie Stebbins ’09, author of ‘Unwillable: A Journey to Reclaim My Brain,’ for a book-signing

Categories: Alumni

Bismarck lawyer, UND grad pens book about rare brain disease Ferguson Books will host Jackie Stebbins, author of “Unwillable: A Journey to Reclaim My Brain,” for a book-signing from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the Grand Cities Mall. Grand Forks Herald By Pamela Knudson June 21, 2022 04:14 PM GRAND FORKS – Ferguson […]

Terry Effertz ’18 joins Olson Effertz Lobbying & Consulting

Categories: Alumni

Olson Effertz Adds Principal Consultant Published June 18, 2022 12:02 AM The Olson Effertz Lobbying & Consulting firm announces the addition of Terry Effertz as a Principal Consultant. In her new role, Terry will provide lobbying consulting and legal analysis services, as well as supporting the Olson Effertz Executive Search team. “We are happy to welcome […]

Ask the Experts: Assistant Professor Paul Traynor talks accident forgiveness

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Public

Is Accident Forgiveness worth paying for? Accident Forgiveness programs vary depending upon the insurance carrier so policyholders should read them carefully before making any decisions. Also, understand that these are insurance programs and are not part of the policy contract or insurance policy. As a result, the insurance company can interpret them, cancel them or amend them […]

Judge Leslie Beiers ’83 has been elected to serve as chief judge of Minnesota’s 6th Judicial District

Categories: Alumni, Public

District Court in Northeastern Minnesota selects new leader Judge Leslie Beiers will elevate to chief judge July 1. Beiers, based in Duluth, will be backed by a new assistant chief judge, Hibbing’s Rachel Sullivan. Duluth News Tribune By Staff reports June 01, 2022 03:37 PM DULUTH — Judge Leslie Beiers has been elected to serve as […]

Longtime Detroit Lakes attorney, David Stowman ’72, recalls military service during turbulent times in Vietnam

Categories: Alumni, Public

Stowman earned the Bronze Star and several other medals, commendations, ribbons and citations during the 13 months he fought as a Marine in Vietnam. But he doesn’t consider himself a hero, and he doesn’t like to see war glorified. He says, “If there is any glory in war, it rests with those who did not […]

SBAND presents gavel to Judge Brady ’99

Categories: Alumni, Public

On May 26, the president of the State Bar Association of North Dakota, South Central Judicial District Judge Doug Bahr, presented a gavel to East Central Judicial District Judge Reid Brady. SBAND traditionally presents a gavel to new judges at their formal investiture ceremony. While Judge Brady was elected to the bench in 2020, his […]