Justice Beryl Levine (N.D. Supreme Court)

On this date in 1985, Beryl Levine was appointed by Governor George Sinner to the position of Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Born on November 9, 1935 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Levine went on to attend the University of Manitoba from 1952 to 1955. Levine, who was a housewife at the time, emigrated to the United States in 1955 and later became a U.S. citizen. After living in Cleveland, Ohio for several years, Levine and her family moved to Fargo, ND. During her time in Fargo, ND, Levine did receive her degree from the University of Manitoba in 1964. In 1974, Levine graduated the University of North Dakota School of Law. After being admitted to the Bar, Levine practiced law in a large Fargo, ND law firm. While in private practice, Levine did served as President of the Cass County Bar Association. When Levine was appointed to the North Dakota Supreme Court in 1985, she became the first woman to ever serve on the North Dakota Supreme Court. Levine was subsequently elected to the seat she was appointed to in 1986 and re-elected in 1988. While on the Court, Justice Levine focused much attention on Gender Fairness issues in the North Dakota Court system and became known for her expertise in family law cases. On March 1, 1996, after over a decade of service, Justice Beryl Levine resigned from the North Dakota Supreme Court. Levine retired and moved to Palo Alto, California where she remains today as of this posting.