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Beryl Joyce Levine

Beryl Joyce Levine, former state supreme court justice. Bar: North Dakota 1974. Named Outstanding Woman in North Dakota Law, University North Dakota Law Women's Caucus, 1985, American Bar Association Communications on Margaret Brent award, 1996.


  • Levine, Beryl Joyce was born on November 9, 1935 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Came to the United States, 1955. Daughter of Maurice Jacob and Bella (Gutnik) Choslovsky.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1965. Juris Doctor with distinction, University North Dakota, 1974.


    • Associate Vogel, Branther, Kelly, Knutson, Weir & Bye, Ltd., Fargo, North Dakota, 1974-1985. Justice North Dakota Supreme Court, Bismarck, 1985-1996. Chairman judicial planning committee Joint Procedure Committee.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: North Dakota 1974.


    Board directors Fargo Youth Commission, 1974-1977, Hospice of Red River Valley, Fargo. Chairman Governor's Commission of Children at Risk, 1985, co-chair North Dakota Gender Fairness Committee. Member Cass County Bar Association (president 1984-1985), North Dakota State Bar Association, Burleigh County Bar Association, Order of Coif.


    • Married Leonard Levine, June 7, 1955. Children: Susan Brauna, Marc Joseph, Sari Ruth, William Noah, David Karl.
    • father: Maurice Jacob Choslovsky
    • mother: Bella (Gutnik) Choslovsky
    • spouse: Leonard Levine
    • children: Susan Brauna Levine
    • Marc Joseph Levine
    • Sari Ruth Levine
    • William Noah Levine
    • David Karl Levine
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    Born November 9, 1935