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North Dakota Court Decisions
A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.
Opinion Notification Service
[Supreme Court] — Free service providing e-mail notification when opinions are posted to the Court’s web site.
North Dakota Constitution and Legislation
See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Constitution (N.D. Const.)
- North Dakota Century Code (N.D. Cent. Code)
See also uniform laws and interstate compacts.
North Dakota Rules of Procedure and Practice
North Dakota Administrative Law Sources
See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
- North Dakota Administrative Code (N.D. Admin. Code)
- Attorney General Opinions (Ops. N.D. Att’y Gen.)
North Dakota Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
North Dakota Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all North Dakota law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
- North Dakota Law Review (N.D. L. Rev.)
Other North Dakota Commentary
- A Primer on Tribal Court Civil Practice
[B.J. Jones / N.D. Supreme Court] — The author is Director of the Northern Plains Tribal Judicial Institute at the University of North Dakota School of Law and is also Chief Judge of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribal Court as well as Chief Justice of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribal Court.
- A Lawyer’s Guide to [Doing Business in] North Dakota. Nilles, Ilvedson, Stroup, Plambeck & Selbo, Ltd.
North Dakota Law-Related Topical Web Sites
North Dakota Court Information
See also a brief description of the North Dakota judicial system, as well as the Attorney General’s brochure on the small-claims court; and see links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, the Ballotpedia.org web site presents information about courts and judges in the state, covering both state courts and federal courts, in a Wikipedia-style format.
North Dakota Forms
- Litigation Forms
- Government Agency Forms
- Secretary of State Forms
- State Tax Commissioner Forms
- Business Entity Forms
Other North Dakota Resources
Bar Associations • Law-Related Organizations
Legal Research and Assistance
Attorney General Brochures
General explanations of selected North Dakota laws and persons’ rights and duties under them, in PDF files.
Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for North Dakota Residents
[Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of North Dakota law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in North Dakota.
Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
- North Dakota Legal Help for the Poor
[Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
- WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help
[WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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