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Trish Hodny

Trish Hodny
VVA 2016-2019
157 Columbia Ct
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Work Phone: (701) 777-6265
Home Phone: (701) 247-3301

Military Service

Highest Military Rank: Microwave Communication Specialist
Branch of Service: Marines
Conflicts Served: Desert Storm


ACOVA Term: 
July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019

Served on ACOVA: March 2012-June 2013 (appointed to complete vacated position) 2013-2016 (1st full term), 2016-2019 (2nd term).

ACOVA committees served on:

  • Appeals:2012, 
  • Department of Veterans Affairs: 2013-2014, 2014-2015 (Chair)
  • Legislative: 2012, 2015-2016 (Chair), 2016-2017 (Chair), 2017-2018 (Chair), 2018-2019 (Chair)
  • Post War Trust Fund: 2012-2013 (Chair)
  • Public Relations: 2012-2013

Member of Veteran Organizations:

  • ND American Legion
    • Past State Judge Advocate
    • Past Senior Vice-Commander Lakota A.Legion
  • VFW
    • Past Sr. Vice commander POst 3788
  • Associate member of VVA.

Civilian Employment, Services, Committees and Memberships:

  • Juris Doctorate, M.A. Education leadership Studies, B.A. Political Science and Philosophy Minor, A.A. Paralegal Studies
  • Current Director of Career Services at the Univerisity of North Dakota School of Law
  • Member of ND Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association for Legal Career Professionals
  • UND Staff Senator
  • Former Municipal Court Judge - city of Lakota
  • Former Special Assistant to ND Attorney General-ND DHS
  • Appointed to Board of Directors, council of State Employees (2012)
  • Former County Veteran Service Officer-Nelson County
  • Past President -Association of American Trial Lawyers 
  • Province President Phi Delta Phi (International Legal Honor and Ethics Fraternity)
  • National Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP)
  • Elks
  • Magister & Vice Magister Phi Delta Phi
  • Past President Alpha Gamma Sigma
  • Past President and Charter Member Phi Theta Kappa
  • Past President Pi Sigma Alpha
  • SBA Class Representative
  • Life Member Kappa Gamma Pi