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North Dakota Case Records
Search North Dakota District Court criminal, traffic, civil, family, and probate case records and civil judgments by case number, citation number, party name, attorney information, or date filed. Additional search options include case status and case type. Case records for some Municipal Courts are also available.
Criminal History Record Check Information
The North Dakota Attorney General's Office provides instructions for requesting a criminal history record check, with links to downloadable request forms. A fee applies.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
North Dakota Court Calendars
Search North Dakota District Court calendars by party name, case number, attorney information, judicial officer, and date range. Additional search options include hearing type and case category. Calendars for some Municipal Courts are also available.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
View North Dakota Attorney General opinions and advisory letters from 1942 to current.
Self help, legal research, general information
Williams County Victim/Witness Help
View information about services for crime victims and witnesses available from the Williams County Victim Witness Assistance Program.
Search and browse North Dakota court rules including civil procedure, criminal procedure, juvenile procedure, evidence, general court rules, local court rules, administrative rules and orders, and rules for attorneys and judges.
Online Legal Research Resources
Access North Dakota legal research resources including Constitution, Statutes, child support information, law libraries, Tribal Court practice, and state agencies.
Search Legal Services of North Dakota legal information by keyword or browse by topic. Hover your mouse over the "Education Materials" link in the left column for links to the complete topic list and a list of downloadable brochures. Topics include civil rights, consumer, domestic violence, elder issues, family and children, health, housing, immigration, Indian law, benefits, and taxes. A brochure about criminal procedure is also available.
General Court Information
View information about the North Dakota judicial system, a glossary of commonly used legal terms, a guide to court records access, guardianship information, a probate manual, and information about complaints against judges and court employees.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The North Dakota Department of Transportation offers information and forms related to traffic laws, motor vehicle laws, drivers licenses and other motor vehicle issues.
Child Support Services
The North Dakota Department of Human Services offers several services related to child support cases, including paternity establishment, order establishment, order enforcement, order modification, and answers to frequently asked questions. An online application form is available.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which can help parties avoid going to court. A roster of ADR neutrals is included.
The North Dakota Attorney General's office offers information on the sealing or expungement of North Dakota criminal records.
The State Bar Association of North Dakota offers a list with links and contact information for a variety of legal information providers.
Crime Victim Help
The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation offers information about its services for victims of crime, including notification of offender status, links to social service and counseling agencies, and victims' compensation.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in North Dakota, including local housing counseling agencies, state laws, and a link to legal aid providers.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Find a North Dakota Lawyer
Access information about lawyers through an alphabetical list by name, or search by keyword or location.
Free Legal Assistance
Legal Services of North Dakota provides free civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly residents, and offers contact information, office locations, an online application form, and an Outreach Calendar of agency representatives' hours at remote locations. See links in the upper right to Dakota Plains Legal Services and Migrant Legal Services, which offer similar services in specific locations.
Lawyer Referral Service
The State Bar Association of North Dakota offers an online lawyer referral and information service.
Volunteer Lawyer Services
The State Bar Association of North Dakota offers reduced-fee and pro-bono legal services for low-income residents, with an online application form and a toll-free number.
Find Lawyer Discipline Records
The North Dakota Supreme Court offers an online list of lawyer discipline decisions, with decisions listed by most recent date and lawyer last name. Decisions are available from 1969 through the present.
Find Lawyer Status Information
View a list of lawyers who are not currently licensed to practice law in North Dakota.
Complaints About Lawyers
The North Dakota Supreme Court provides information about the Disciplinary Board and how to make a complaint about a lawyer.
View contact information for Public Defender offices, which provide free legal services to low-income residents who are charged with a crime that could result in incarceration, and in some juvenile and contempt cases. See links in the left column to application forms and answers to frequently asked questions.
The North Dakota Attorney General's Office provides information about scams, consumer rights, and instructions for filing a complaint, with links to downloadable and online complaint forms and a sample complaint letter.
Forms and related information
Williams County Bad Check Affidavit
View and download an affidavit for prosecution of a bad check in Williams County District Court.
Forms and Instructions for People Without Lawyers
View and download forms and instructions for self-represented parties, including small claims, simple divorce, child support, visitation, continuance, guardianship, conservatorship, probate, restraining order, protective relief, and fee waiver request. A Probate Guidebook is also available.
Mental Health Commitment Forms
View and download forms for use in mental health commitment proceedings.