2016 CNMI Judiciary Conference on Strategic Planning
The 2016 CNMI Judiciary Conference on Strategic Planning is set for November 21st and 22nd. Planning sessions will be held on Saipan, resulting in adjusted business hours for all courthouses on Rota, Saipan, and Tinian, and to accommodate plenary discussion with Judiciary staff and stakeholders.
Court services for the week of November 21st will be scheduled as follows:
Monday, 11/21/2016 Rota - Closed Saipan - Open 7:30am - 11:30 am
Closed 12:30pm - 4:30pm Tinian - Closed
Tuesday, 11/22/2016 Rota - Closed Saipan - Closed 7:30am - 11:30 am Open 12:30pm - 4:30pm Tinian - Closed
Wednesday, 11/23/2016 All Islands - Regular business hours
Thursday, 11/24/2016 All Islands - Closed (Thanksgiving Holiday)
Friday, 11/25/2016 All Islands - Regular business hours
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
The Judiciary will join other CNMI government agencies in the annual Great ShakeOut slated for Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 10:20 a.m. The earthquake drill provides an opportunity to practice how to safer during an earthquake using the "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" exercise. Deputy Director of Enforcement and Security Ursula Lifoifoi-Aldan is organizing the event for the Judiciary.
Judiciary, Bar Association and NMJHS host "No Cost Legal Research" CLE
The Commonwealth Judiciary, CNMI Bar Association, and the Northern Marianas Judiciary Historical Society will host a Continuing Learning Education (CLE) session on the topic "No Cost Legal Research" on Friday, October 7, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the NMI Supreme Court Law Library. The workshop will provide information and hands-on training on how to conduct free legal research online. To fully participate in the training, attendees are required to bring a laptop, tablet, or other mobile device, with Wi-Fi capability, and a memorandum or points and authorities in Word format.
Presenters for the session include Chief Justice Robert J. Torres of the Guam Supreme Court, Guam Compiler of Laws Geraldine A. Cepeda, and Guam Superior Court Clerk of Court Danielle T. Rosete, Esq.
The training offers three (3) CLE credit hours, is free of charge, and participants will receive a certificate of completion.
For any questions, contact Suzanne Steffy at 670-235-4529 or Hyun Jae Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Materials provided at the session can be obtained by clicking "more" below.
Supreme Court Decisions
The Commonwealth Supreme Court issued the following decisions: