January/February 2015

Judge Senechal Now Full-time Magistrate Judge

Chief Judge Ralph R. Erickson of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota has announced the appointment of Alice R. Senechal to the position of full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge in Fargo. The new position is full-time for a term of eight years.

Magistrate Judge Senechal fills the vacancy created by Chief Magistrate Judge Karen K. Klein, who retired in January. In early 2015, Judge Senechal will transition to this full-time position serving primarily the eastern divisions of the District.

Judge Senechal has practiced law at the Robert Vogel Law Office, P.C., in Grand Forks, North Dakota, since 1986, and is currently a shareholder in that firm. She has served the District Court in Grand Forks since 1990 as a part-time magistrate judge. Judge Senechal has also served as a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges to the United States Judicial Conference.

Congratulations, Judge Senechal!