On May 20, 2016, the Judiciary will hold a retirement ceremony in honor of Associate Judge David A. Wiseman. Judge Wiseman has served as a Commonwealth Superior Court Associate Judge for over fourteen years. In retirement, Judge Wiseman plans to leave Saipan and settle on the island of Hawai'i.
Attorney Professionalism: Insight and Ideas from the Bench and Bar
On May 13, 2016, the CNMI Bar Association, CNMI Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands presented a Continuing Legal Education course on professionalism at the former Law Library in the Guma' Hustisia. The first panel discussed professionalism before the court. Its guest speakers included Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona, Associate Justice Perry B. Inos, Associate Judge David A. Wiseman, and Magistrate Judge Heather L. Kennedy, and the discussion was moderated by Michael Ernest, Esq. The second panel discussed professionalism between attorneys. That panel consisted of Attorneys Rex Kosack, Catherine Cachero, Timothy Bellas, and Jennifer Dockter, and the discussion was moderated by Assistant Attorney General Barbara Cepeda, Associate Justice Manglona provide the opening remarks and Associate Judge Wiseman delivered the closing.
USDA Grant Funds Provide Necessary Equipment Upgrade for Superior Court
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Area II Director Joseph M. Diego visited the judiciary last Tuesday, April 26, 2016, to observe the use of the recently installed computer equipment upgrade at the CNMI Superior Court.
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Supreme Court Decisions
The Commonwealth Supreme Court issued the following decisions: