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Lyle H. Moe

Born in 1953, Lyle H. Moe was raised on a farm near Edinburg, ND where Lyle, along with his brothers, become known as the “Moe boys” for their antics and hijinxs. The survivor skills learned from that experience served him well when he joined the U.S. Marine Corp after high school. After several years of […]

Kevin B. Spaeth

Born in 1950 and raised in Massachusetts, Kevin was of Irish descent and had the red hair and stature to match. Kevin graduated UND Law School. In fact, a law school newspaper asked Kevin what his goal was in life was, to which Kevin replied “To be the most famous guy named Kevin”, which is […]

Thomas B. Jelliff

Tom Jelliff was one of a kind despite being a twin. Tom was born with his brother Ted in Grand Forks in 1936. Each loved history and were connected at the hip and each married girls named Jan. Tom became an attorney back in 1962 and served as Grand Forks County State’s Attorney during much […]

In Rememberance

I am going to depart from my judicial biographies over the next few posts to remember those attorneys I worked closely with in the Grand Forks legal community who are no longer with us. They were each great men in their own right, but human nonetheless–with all the good and bad which that entails and […]

On February 25, 2016, Larry’s eventful term as President of the Greater Grand Forks County Bar Association came to an end at the February meeting. During the course of the year, Larry spoke at two judicial investitures, moderated a Law Day CLE with retired judges, purchased a retirement gift for another judge as well as […]

On January 20, 2016, Larry presented for the second year in a row at the Sterling Educational Conference Landlord/Tenant Law training session held in Fargo, ND. To a group which included landlords, attorneys, realtors, and other professionals, Larry discussed at length Evictions and Landlord/Tenant obligations. Audio tapes of the training are available through SES.

September 15, 2015—A Very Busy Day indeed!

For Larry Richards, Septermber 15, 2015 was a busy one. In the morning, Larry gave an hour long presentation before the Landlord Compliance training sponsored by Minot State University. The training was held on the 6th Floor of the Grand Forks County Building with over 80 attendees. The discussion focused on Evictions and Small Claims. […]

Justice Howell Jackson

On this date in 1895, Justice Howell Jackson died in Nashville, Tennessee. Howell Jackson was born in Paris, Tennessee on April 8, 1832 and raised in Jackson, Tennessee. Jackson graduated with an A.B. in 1849 from West Tennessee College in Jackson, Tennessee. He went on to attend the University of Virginia for two years. After […]

Justice Thomas Johnson

On this date in 1791, President George Washington nominated Thomas Johnson to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court to the seat left vacant by the resignation of Justice John Rutledge (who would a few years later serve as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court). Thomas Johnson was born on […]

Justice William Johnson

On this date in 1834, Justice William Johnson, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, died at age 62 in New York, NY after undergoing jaw surgery. William Johnson was born in December, 1771 in Charleston, South Carolina the son of two revolutionaries. Johnson studied law at Princeton where he graduated with an A.B. […]

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