Richard S. Arnold Award for Distinguished Service, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014.
Distinguished Service Award, North Dakota Drug Court Professionals, Oct. 12, 2011.
Distinguished Service to the North Dakota Drug Courts Award, 2005.
Distinguished Patriotic Employer Award, U.S. Department of Defense and the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, 2005.
Distinguished Alumni Award, Minnesota State University at Moorhead, 1997.
Former Chair, Joint Procedure Committee (N.D. Supreme Court rules committee).
Member, Commission on Alternatives to Incarceration (N.D. Legislative committee).
Former Chair, North Dakota Judicial Conference.
Former Chair, North Dakota Judicial Branch Education Commission.
Former Director, District 10, National Association of Women Judges.
Former Chair, Juvenile Drug Court Study, Planning and Implementation Committee, North Dakota Supreme Court. Started two pilot courts in 2000 and now have six active juvenile drug courts in North Dakota.
Former Chair, Gender Fairness Implementation Committee.
Former member, Attorney Standards Committee.
Former member, Juvenile Policy Board.
Former member, Court Services Committee.
Former member, Joint Dispute Resolution Committee.
In 2006, started the “Justices Teaching Institute,” an outreach program for high school teachers taught by the justices of the North Dakota Supreme Court.
Lectures and Teaching
Guest lecturer, University of North Dakota School of Law, on expert witnesses, ethics and professionalism, evidentiary issues, women leaders, family law, appellate advocacy, science for lawyers and managing a case and preparing for trial. (1992-2015)
Presenter and facilitator, Justices Teaching Institute, “The Constitution and Judicial Decision-making.” (2006,2007,2009,2011,2013)
Continuing Legal Education seminars on mediation, preparing and trying automobile accident cases, ethics and the advocate, brief writing, harmless or prejudicial error, expert opinions, evidentiary issues, judicial ethics and self represented litigants, and appellate advocacy tips and maxims. (1990-2015)