The State Bar Association of North Dakota Summer 2014 Gavel Magazine - Page 13

BRITTNEY BLAKE grew up in Thompson, North Dakota, and graduated from Grand Forks Central High School. In 2009, Brittney earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport, Arts, and Entertainment Management from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While earning her degree, she also studied contemporary jazz dance within the University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts. Brittney returned to Grand Forks to attend the University of North Dakota School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate with distinction in 2013. While in law school, Brittney participated in Trial Team, served on the board of the Law Women’s Caucus, and worked as a law clerk for several public interest organizations. Upon graduation, Brittney was hired as a staff attorney for the Community Violence Intervention Center and was recently hired as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Grand Forks County. Brittney enjoys being part of the legal community in Grand Forks and is