North Dakota Bar Foundation Board

The North Dakota Bar Foundation is a nonprofit corporation formed to:

  • Recognize and support programs that improve the level of legal education and lawyer standards
  • Protect and preserve North Dakota legal history
  • Encourage public service by lawyers and those involved with the justice system

The North Dakota Bar Foundation also administers the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts Program which:

  • Provides support for civil legal services for the poor
  • Public education about the law
  • Improvement in the administration of justice

Prior donations to the North Dakota Bar Foundation supported the following projects:

  • Legal Assistance of North Dakota 
  • S. MN. Migrant Legal Services for the Red River Valley
  • Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • People's Law School
  • Education programs for high school students, including the Graduating Into an Adult World booklet, and the law-related education conference for teachers
  • Scholarships to the 3 highest ranking law students in the first year class at the UND School of Law
  • North Dakota Law Review
  • Public education about the constitution and judicial terms of office
  • ND Association of Legal Secretaries scholarship
  • ND Bar Foundation Professorship of Law stipend
  • Burdick Public Education Center in the new Federal Courthouse, Fargo, ND
  • Flood relief fund to help bar association members and to help provide legal assistance to persons impacted by the 1997 flood 
  • ND Council of Abused Women
  • Numerous public education programs, like the First Amendment rights symposium sponsored by Bismarck State College; and Clay Jenkinson as Thomas Jefferson sponsored by the North Dakota Heritage Center.

Donation Categories

  • Gifts of any amount are welcomed BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!
  • Sustaining Member: Annual contribution of $25
  • Donor Member: $500 lump sum or installments
  • Patron Member: $1,000 lump sum or installments
  • Silver Patron Member: $2,500 lump sum or installments
  • Gold Patron Member: $5,000 lump sum or installments
  • Platinum Patron Member: $10,000 lump sum or installments

  • To request additional information or become a member contact ND Bar Foundation. To view a list of North Dakota Bar Foundation Directors click here.