North Dakota

Effective Date: N/A
State:
North Dakota
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Official caseflow management standards in the appellate courts have not been adopted. However, ABA guidelines along with court rules provide the appellate courts with caseflow management deadlines. Regular management reports are provided to the judges.
 

Effective Date: 1980; amended 1996; amended 2003
State:
North Dakota
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Rule
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: General:
(filing to judgment entered)
100% within 24 months  

Small Claims:
(date of proof of service to judgment entered)
100% within 60 days 

Administrtive Appeals:
(date filing to notice of appeal)
100% within 120 days  

Orders Disposing of Motions:
(oral argument to order entered)
100% within 90 days 
  North Dakota Supreme Court Administrative Rule 12 - North Dakota Docket Currency Standards for District Courts

Effective Date: 1980; amended 1996; amended 2003
State:
North Dakota
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Rule
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: General:

(filing of charging document to judgment)
100% within 180 days

(end of trial to judgment)
100% within 90 days  

Orders Disposing of Motions:
(date of oral argument to order entered)
100% within 90 days 
 

Effective Date: 1980; amended 1996; amended 2003
State:
North Dakota
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Rule
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Orders Establishing or Enforcing Child Support:
(filing of initial document to order entered)
100% within 90 days
 

Effective Date: 1980; amended 1996; amended 2003
State:
North Dakota
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Juvenile
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Rule
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Orders of Disposition:

Juvenile in secure detention:
(child being taken into custody to order entered)
100% within 150 days

Juvenile in shelter care:
(initial shelter care hearing to order entered)
100% within 150 days


Juvenile not in detention or shelter care facility
(filing of petition to order entered)
100% within 150 days

 

Monitoring Information: Reports/summaries with time standards are received by the clerk of court, all judges, the local court administrator, the state court administrator, the AOC staff, the trial court administrator, and administrative personnel. These reports/summaries are reviewed on a monthly basis.

Case processing reports are published in annual reports and in court publications. They are available to the public through publications and open records requests.
Notes: Case processing time standards are a topic that is discussed at the Council of Presiding Judges meetings and sessions on caseflow management are conducted as part of regular educational programs. Caseflow management is discussed with all new judges as part of their orientation.

North Dakota finds their clearance rate to be the most helpful measure of court timeliness.