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Legal Services of North Dakota: A look back at 2017 By Adele Hedley Page, Deputy Director, Legal Services of North Dakota As we enter 2018, Legal Services of North Dakota (LSND) looks back on 2017 as an eventful and inspiring year. Not only was our client work fulfilling and interesting, LSND engaged in exciting transformational activities. The organization engaged consultants to create a comprehensive strategic plan and train our board on significant board governance issues. Springing from these endeavors was an exciting opportunity. The president of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), James β€œJim” J. Sandman, visited Bismarck to inspire our staff, board, and invited guests about the mission of legal aid. The invited guests included Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle, President of the North Dakota Bar Foundation Jack McDonald, and Executive Director of the State Bar Association Tony Weiler. It all happened suddenly. Our comprehensive strategic planning session was set months in advance to take place on Friday, Sept. 29. We knew in advance our contacts at LSC, most of whom we knew well, were going to join our board training session on Saturday, Sept. 30. LSC, our federal funder, provides extensive support to its grantees, including LSND. Grayce Wiggins, our LSC program counsel, William Sulik, our LSC compliance officer, and Janice Fontall, LSC fi ͍…°½΅Α±₯…Ή”)…Ή…±εΝΠ°έ•Ι”…±°Ν±…Ρ•₯Έ…‘Ω…Ή”ΡΌ©½₯ΈΥΜΈ) ΥЁё•Έ°…‰½ΥЁ„έ••¬‰•™½Ι”½Υȁ΅••Ρ₯ΉΜ°Ʌ協…±±•ΈM‘”΅•Π)έ₯Ρ )₯΄M…Ή‘΅…ΈΡΌΝ•”₯˜Ν‘”½Υ±•Π‘₯΄ΡΌΩ₯‘•½Ρ…Α”…Έ₯ΉΝΑ₯Ι₯Ήœ)΅•ΝΝ…”™½Θ½Υȁ‰½…ɐ…ΉΝΡ…™˜°‰ΥЁ‘”‘……Ή½Ρ‘•Θ₯‘•„Έ)₯΄™±•ά™Ι½΄)Ρ‘”₯ΝΡΙ₯Π½˜ ½±Υ΅‰₯„ΡΌ ₯Ν΅…ɍ¬°…ΙΙ₯Ω₯Ήœ₯ΈΡ‘”•…ɱ䁡½ΙΉ₯Ήœ)‘½ΥΊ½˜M…ΡΥΙ‘…䰁M•ΑΠΈ€Μΐ°…ΉΝΑ½­”ΡΌ½ΥȁΝΡ…™˜°‰½…ɐ°…Ή‘½Ή½Ι•)Υ•ΝΡΜΈ))₯΄M…Ή‘΅…Έ°•ΉΡ•Θ°έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”1M9‰½…ɐ½˜‘₯Ι•Ρ½ΙΜΈ(ΔΨ)Q!Y0))₯΄M…Ή‘΅…Έ°1M ΑΙ•Ν₯‘•ΉΠ°ΡΙ…Ω•±•ΡΌ9½ΙΡ …­½Ρ„™½ΘΡ‘”1M9)‰½…ɐΡΙ…₯Ή₯ΉœΝ•ΝΝ₯½ΈΈ)Ω₯Ν₯Ё™Ι½΄Ρ‘”ΑΙ•Ν₯‘•ΉΠ½˜Ρ‘”1M ₯́„‰₯œ‘•…°™½Θ„ΉΥ΅‰•Θ)½˜Ι•…Ν½ΉΜΈAΙ₯΅…Ι₯±δ°)₯΄½Π‘₯́©½ˆ™½Θ„½½Ι•…Ν½Έθ‘”₯́„)Ρ…±•ΉΡ•…‘Ω½…Ρ”™½ΘΡ‘”ΑΙ½΅½Ρ₯½Έ½˜•ΕΥ…°…•Ν́Ѽ©ΥΝΡ₯”Έ)±ΝΌ°)₯·Šé½Ι…Ή₯ι…Ρ₯½ΈΑΙ½Ω₯‘•ΜΝΥΑΑ½ΙЁ…ΉΙ…ΉΡ́Ѽ€ΔΜΜ)₯Ή‘•Α•Ή‘•ΉΠΉ½ΉΑΙ½™₯Ё±•…°…₯ΑΙ½Ι…΅Μέ₯Ρ ΅½Ι”Ρ‘…Έ€ΰΐΐ)½™™₯•ΜΈ•ΝΑ₯Ρ”1M9‰•₯ΉœΝΡ…Ρ•έ₯‘”₯Έ„•½Ι…Α‘₯…±±δ±…ɝ”)ΝΡ…Ρ”°έ”…Ι”½Ή”½˜Ρ‘”Ν΅…±±•ΝЁ½˜Ρ‘½Ν”€ΔΜΜΈ)1•™ΠΡΌΙ₯‘Π°Ʌ協]₯₯ΉΜ°1M ΑΙ½Ι…΄½ΥΉΝ•°μI₯ 1•5…δ°)1M9•α•ΥΡ₯Ω”‘₯Ι•Ρ½Θμ ‘₯•˜)ΥΝΡ₯”•Ι…±\ΈY…Ή‘•]…±±”μ))…Ή₯”½ΉΡ•±°°1M ™₯͍…°½΅Α±₯…Ή”…Ή…±εΝΠμ)₯΄M…Ή‘΅…Έ°)1M ΑΙ•Ν₯‘•ΉΠμ]₯±±₯…΄MΥ±₯¬°1M =™™₯”½˜ ½΅Α±₯…Ή”…Ή)Ή™½Ι•΅•ΉΠΑΙ½Ι…΄½ΥΉΝ•°Έ