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Winter 2019 VOLUME 66, NUMBER 1 CONTENTS GAVEL THE FEATURES Lawyers in the North Dakota Legislature ...................................................................... 4 North Dakota Embraces Collaborative Negotiating....................................................... 6 Can a Computer Be a Lawyer?....................................................................................... 8 Women Lawyers Section Leadership Retreat............................................................... 10 ALPS: Guidelines to Closing Your Law Practice......................................................... 12 North Dakota’s New Trust Decanting Statute.............................................................. 14 Casemaker4: New and Improved.................................................................................. 16 LSND Attorneys Helping to Make North Dakotans Healthy..................................... 18 DEPARTMENTS UPCOMING EVENTS February 21 Upper Missouri Bar Association Meeting Williston February 28 Big Muddy Bar Association Meeting Bismarck SBAND President.......................................................................................................... 2 North Dakota Supreme Court Highlights by Michael J. Morley.................................... 20 Facing the Challenges & Meeting the Needs of the School of Law by Brad Myers ..... 22 Legal Education: Deal or No Deal by Dan Traynor...................................................... 24 Court Amends Rules of Appellate Procedure by Mike Hagburg.................................... 25 Young Lawyer Showcase............................................................................................... 26 Get to Know Your Board Member............................................................................... 30 Bar Foundation Update................................................................................................. 32 Lawyer Discipline......................................................................................................... 34 State Bar Association of North Dakota Officers Board of Governors Zack Pelham, Bismarck President Aubrey Fiebelkorn Zuger, Fargo President-Elect Darcie Einarson, Grafton Immediate Past-President Patrick J. Ward, Bismarck Secretary-Treasurer Daniel M. Traynor, Devils Lake ABA Delegate Jennifer Albaugh, Fargo EC Judicial District Hon. Doug Bahr, Bismarck SC Judicial District Peter Welte, Grand Forks NEC Judicial District Carrie Francis, Minot NC Judicial District Taylor Olson, Williston NW Judicial District Christina Wenko, Dickinson SW Judicial District Tonya Duffy, LaMoure SE Judicial District Hon. Michael Hurly, Rugby NE Judicial District Bradley Myers, Grand Forks Interim Dean, UND Law School Andrew Askew, Bismarck Young Lawyers Section Tony J. Weiler, Bismarck Executive Director SBAND Editorial Board Sheldon Smith, Bismarck Chair Lynn Block, Fargo Mike Morley, Grand Forks Taylor Olson, Williston Ian McLean, Fargo Joshua Swanson, Fargo Justin Balzer, Bismarck Hope Hogan, Bismarck State Bar Association of North Dakota The Gavel is published by the State Bar Association of North Dakota 1661 Capitol Way, Suite 104LL Bismarck, ND 58501 info@sband.org Statements of opinions expressed herein are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of the State Bar Association of North Dakota, its officers, Board of Governors or staff. No endorsement of any product or service offered by any advertisement is intended or implied by publication in The Gavel. Contributions to The Gavel are welcome, but the right is reserved to select material to be published. All members of the Association receive The Gavel as part of their annual fees. Annual subscription price to non-members is $25. Third class postage paid at Bismarck, North Dakota 58502. Stephen R. Hanson, West Fargo Scott Diamond, Fargo WINTER 2019 3