19th Annual CNMI High School Mock Trial Competition
The CNMI High School Mock Trial Competition will be held February 16-17, 2017, at the Guma' Hustisia. The competition, which is sponsored by the Judiciary, Public School System, and the CNMI Bar Association, gives students an opportunity to learn about the judicial system, court procedures and the legal system.
Seven high schools from throughout the CNMI will be competing for a chance to represent the Commonwealth in the National Competition which will be held on May 11-13, 2017, at Hartford, Connecticut.
Judiciary Hosts the Seventh Biennial Law and the Freshman Legislator
The CNMI Judiciary conducted its seventh Law and the Freshman Legislator seminar last Friday, hosting the six newly elected legislators, all of whom serve in the House of Representatives.
The freshman legislators in attendance included Francisco C. Aguon, Donald C. Barcinas, Ivan A. Blanco, Alice S. Igitol, Jose I. Itibus, and Gregorio M. Sablan, Jr.
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Judiciary to Conduct 3rd Mock Trial Academy
On Saturday, December 10, 2016, the Commonwealth Judiciary will be conducting the 3rd Judiciary Mock Trial Academy to prepare students for the 2017 CNMI High School Mock Trial Competition and the National High School Mock Trial Championship. The Academy is intended to be a resource for students in the initial preparation for the CNMI and national competitions, similar to other jurisdictions that have the advantage of mock trial resources at law schools.