Jørn Sigurd Maurud

Jørn Sigurd Maurud (born 8 April 1960) is a Norwegian jurist. He is Director of Public Prosecutions from 1 November 2019.

Jørn Sigurd Maurud
Born (1960-04-08) 8 April 1960
Alma materUniversity of Oslo
OccupationJurist and civil servant
Partner(s)Hanne Bjurstrøm[1]


Maurud graduated as cand.jur. from the University of Oslo in 1987. He has been assigned with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nord-Hedmark District Court, the law company Wikborg, Rein & Co., and the Supreme Court. From 1995 to 2010 he was a public prosecutor in Eidsivating.[2] He was prosecutor in the widely media-covered Orderud case.[3] From 2010 he was State's attorney in Oslo. In 2019 he was appointed as Norwegian Director of Public Prosecutions, effective from 1 November, succeeding Tor-Aksel Busch.[2][3]

Personal life

Maurud is living together with lawyer and politician Hanne Bjurstrøm.[1]


  1. Ravndal, Dennis (1 November 2019). "Den nye riksadvokaten til VG: Inhabil i Nav-skandalen". nrk.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  2. "Jørn Sigurd Maurud blir ny riksadvokat". regjeringen.no (in Norwegian). 11 October 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  3. Rønneberg, Olav; Elster, Kristian; Kalajdzic, Pedja; Jor, Brage Lie; Døvik, Olav (11 October 2019). "Jørn Maurud blir ny riksadvokat". nrk.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 30 October 2019.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Tor-Aksel Busch
Norwegian Director of Public Prosecutions
Succeeded by

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