- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota judge is stepping down to go into private practice.

Northeast Central District Judge Debbie Kleven says she will join the Grand Forks office of Vogel Law on Sept. 1. Her last day as a judge will be Aug. 5.

Kleven plans to work in mediation, arbitration, farm and business succession planning, trusts and estates, and elder law.

Before she was named to the bench, Kleven served as an assistant state’s attorney and county judge. She is 1983 graduate of the University of North Dakota law school.

Vogel Law has more than 50 attorneys, with offices in Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck, Minneapolis and Moorhead, Minnesota.

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