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State of North Dakota

Methods of Judicial Selection: North Dakota

Limited Jurisdiction Courts

Municipal Court
Jurisdiction: municipal ordinance violations
Selection of Judges: nonpartisan election
Retention of Judges: reelection
Qualifications: qualified elector of municipality; municipality resident for more than 9 months; licensed attorney*
*In cities with populations of less than 5,000, judges need not be city residents or licensed attorneys. However, such cities may impose the requirement that judges be licensed attorneys.