“USD Law is proud of Mark Cord and its role of supplying the region with lawyers, judges, leaders, and entrepreneurs. I have full confidence Mark will excel in his new role in justice and the rule of law,” said Tom Geu, dean of USD’s law school.

District associate judges handle serious and aggravated misdemeanor cases, small claims, hospitalization cases as well as juvenile cases and civil suits for judgment of up to $10,000.

Cord is a partner at Sioux City’s Moore Heffernan Moeller Johnson & Meis law firm. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1988, and from USD’s School of Law in 2005.

The USD School of Law was recently ranked a best value law school by the National Jurist for the seventh year in a row and continues to produce most of the state’s top lawyers serving in private and public legal practice.

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