CNMI Bar Association
CNMI Bar Association Seal

Resources for Continuing Legal Education:

CLE Certification Report Form*

*Form submission options:

  1. Print the filled-in form, save it and send us the resulting file as an email attachment (prefered).
  2. Print the filled-in form as a fax directly from your laptop (requires a telephone line)
  3. Print the filled-in form on paper and mail or fax it directly

In Regard to the Order for Continuing Education:

The Commonwealth Rules for CLE, Judicial Administrative Order #2001-5021 filed on April 18, 2005  requires all licensed attorneys to get 20 hours of CLE credits per reporting period. Credits earned in 2010 and 2011 must be reported by February 15, 2012.

Specifically, the Committee must approve credit hours for in-house presentations, teaching, and self-study (for activity not approved in other jurisdictions). In order to obtain credit for such activity, please submit a written request with supporting exhibits to the Bar Association. The committee will rule on the request at its next scheduled meeting.

The Committee is also required to create a form for the members to keep track of their credit hours and another form to submit to the Committee for reporting purposes. A 2011 CLE Certification Form, for reporting period 2010-2011, is posted.

All active attorneys must retain all records from the CLE in case the Committee has a question and asks to review such records. The Committee will review all reports submitted on or before February 15, 2012 and make an appropriate report to the Bar Association and to the Commonwealth Supreme Court. You are required to have 0.83 CLE credit hours per month if you are to pro-rate for the newly admitted attorneys.

The Committee is also required to catalog all available CLE tapes and other materials in the CNMI. If your office has such material, please send a list to the Bar Association. We are particularly interested in getting such information from government institutions such as the Court, the Legislature, and the Attorney General's Office.

Past Continuing Legal Education events sponsored by the Bar Association:

From October 23, 2014 to October 23, 2014
CNMI Attorney General Candidates Presentation
Presented By: Edward Manebusan and Michael Evangelista
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From August 30, 2014 to August 30, 2014
2014 District Court Conference
Presented By: Daniel B. Garrie, Esq. / Judge Mary M. Schroeder / Judge N. Randy Smith / Justice John A. Manglona / Judge Alex A. Kozinski
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 7.5
Notes:
   
From July 10, 2014 to July 10, 2014
Legal Education and The Minority Student
Presented By: Professor Robert J. Desiderio , Univ. of Mexico Sch of Law
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From July 8, 2014 to July 8, 2014
Blood Quantum and Other Constitutional Issues
Presented By: Rose Cuison-Villazor
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2014
Military Interest in the NMI
Presented By: Professor Robert J. Desiderio
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From June 27, 2014 to June 27, 2014
Casino Gaming
Presented By: Professor Robert J. Desiderio
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From June 26, 2014 to June 26, 2014
Immigration Reform and NMI Impact
Presented By: Professor Rose Cuison-Villazor
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From March 20, 2014 to March 20, 2014
Amended Supreme Court Rules; to include Transcripts, Emergency Motions, Notice of Appearance/Substitution of Counsel and Motion for Extension
Presented By: Deanna M. Ogo, Jordan Sundell, Nicole Torres, Joshua Hansen-King
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From February 26, 2014 to February 28, 2014
2014 Pacific Judicial Council Public Defender Training
Presented By: District Court of Guam
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 16.25
Notes:
   
From January 23, 2014 to January 23, 2014
What You Need to Know for Effective Case Management and Trial Preparation
Presented By: The Honorable Helen Lee Shores, Tenth Judicial Circuit, Birmingham, AL
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes:
   
From October 24, 2013 to October 24, 2013
Courtroom Protocol and Aspects of Professionalism
Presented By: Superior Court Judge David Wiseman
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From August 17, 2013 to August 17, 2013
2013 District Court Conference
Presented By: Chief Judge Manglona, Honorable Paul Watford, Alicia Limtiaco, U.S. Attorney; Honorable Francis Allegra, Claims Crt. Jdg.; Honorable Vaughn Walker; Gerald Zedde, U.S. Immigration
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 8
Notes:
   
From June 20, 2013 to June 20, 2013
AGO - Criminal Division: Goals, Community Partnership, stats and office make up
Presented By: Shellie Neal, Assistant AG
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From May 17, 2013 to May 17, 2013
The Constitutional Relationship between US Territories and the Federal Government
Presented By: Attorney Neil Weare
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From March 28, 2013 to March 28, 2013
MLSC HERE IN THE CNMI AND THROUGH MICRONISIA
Presented By: Attorney Lee Piscou and Attorney Jane Mack
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From February 21, 2013 to February 21, 2013
Mock Trial Judging criteria and matters relating to the specific problem
Presented By: Heather Kennedy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From January 17, 2013 to January 17, 2013
Hot Button EEO Issues in the 21st Century Workplace
Presented By: Ms. Paula r. Bruner, Senior Attorney, Applellate Services, Office of General Counsel to the US Equal Opportunity Commission
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes:
   
From November 29, 2012 to November 29, 2012
Tips for Effective Legal Writing
Presented By: Jeff ElhHajj, sean Lowe, Sean Smith and Eden Schwartz, Law Clerks from the Supreme and Superior Courts of the CNMI
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From October 18, 2012 to October 18, 2012
Overview and Refresher on Attorney Discipline
Presented By: Bruce A. Bradley, Guam Bar Ethics Prosecutor
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From September 26, 2012 to September 26, 2012
Chptr. 7 & 13 Consumer Bankruptcy
Presented By: Tiffany Carroll and Curtis Ching
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes:
   
From September 14, 2012 to September 14, 2012
Evidence
Presented By: Phillip Tydingco & David Rivera
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 3.25
Notes: AG's Office Training/CLE
   
From September 14, 2012 to September 14, 2012
Juvenile Justice - Preparing the Child witness for trial
Presented By: Phillip Tydingco & David Rivera
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 3.25
Notes: AG's Office Training/CLE
   
From September 13, 2012 to September 13, 2012
Prosecutor Ethics and Professional Responsibility am
Presented By: Phillip Tydingco and David Rivera
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.25
Notes: AG's Office Training/CLE
   
From September 13, 2012 to September 13, 2012
Prosecutor Ethics and Professional Responsibility pm
Presented By: Phillip Tydingco and David Rivera
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2.75
Notes: AG's Office Training/CLE
   
From August 10, 2012 to August 10, 2012
NITA's Basic Trial Skills Program
Presented By: National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 9
Notes:
   
From July 16, 2012 to July 16, 2012
Conversation w/ U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Presented By: Sponsored by Guam Bar Association
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes:
   
From May 10, 2012 to May 10, 2012
Trial Advocacy Training - Saipan Broadcast
Presented By: Guam Bar Association
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 6
Notes: credits include 1.0 cr of Ethics
   
From March 2, 2012 to March 2, 2012
Mock Trial Coaches for 2012
Presented By: High School Mock Trial Competition
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 5
Notes:
   
From March 2, 2012 to March 2, 2012
Mock Trial Judges and Jurors
Presented By: Mock Trial Event
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From February 16, 2012 to February 16, 2012
Mock Trial Jurors and Judges
Presented By: Heather Kennedy, Mock Trial Co-ordinator
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From January 30, 2012 to January 30, 2012
RESEARCHING CNMI LAW
Presented By: Heather Kennedy, ED Law Revision
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From January 29, 2012 to January 29, 2012
9th Circuit Conference - Sun. Luncheon
Presented By: Guest of Honor: US Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From January 29, 2012 to January 29, 2012
9th Circuit Conference - Conversatorio
Presented By: US Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From January 28, 2012 to January 28, 2012
9th Circuit Conference - Sat. Event
Presented By: C.Catterson; W.M. Fitzgerald; M.J. Borallo; L.Camacho; Dr. R. Underwood; R. Kosack; R.J. Jacob; S.P. Graber; R. T. Thompson
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 4
Notes:
   
From November 22, 2011 to November 22, 2011
RESEARCHING CNMI LAW
Presented By: Heather Kennedy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From November 17, 2011 to November 17, 2011
NMPASI-Northern Marianas Protection & Advocacy Systems, Inc.
Presented By: Tom Thornburgh and Greg Borja
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From October 28, 2011 to October 28, 2011
Researching CNMI Law
Presented By: Heather Kennedy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From October 12, 2011 to October 12, 2011
Dept. of Justice Initiatives
Presented By: Alicia A.G. Limtiaco, US Attorney
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From October 7, 2011 to October 7, 2011
Emerging Commonwealth Interest in Civil Forfeiture
Presented By: Russell Lorfing
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.75
Notes:
   
From September 22, 2011 to September 22, 2011
CNMI Transitional Worker ("CW") Regulations
Presented By: USCIS
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes:
   
From August 26, 2011 to August 26, 2011
AGO-Prosecuting Domestic and Sexual Violence 101
Presented By: AAG Shelli Neal, Esq.
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.25
Notes:
   
From August 24, 2011 to August 24, 2011
Apocalypse Now: Courts and Attorneys Confronting Electronically Stored Information
Presented By: AUSA James Silver
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Criminal Law and Discover and a touch of civil ESI
   
From July 11, 2011 to July 14, 2011
Procurement and Contract Management
Presented By: Ralph Capio, Esq.
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 14
Notes: Pacific Islands Training Initiative
   
From June 16, 2011 to June 16, 2011
AGO-Criminal Division, Current Goals and Response to Bar Critque
Presented By: Michael Ernest, Chief Prosecutor
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From April 8, 2011 to April 8, 2011
Drug Courts In the CNMI-Sponsored by AG's Office
Presented By: Michael Ernest
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes:
   
From February 17, 2011 to February 17, 2011
Rules & Procedures for Mock Trial Judges
Presented By: Heather Kennedy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From January 27, 2011 to January 27, 2011
E-2 CNMI-Only Investor Visa, Grant of Status, Foreign Religious Workers
Presented By: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From December 8, 2010 to December 9, 2010
Immigration Law and Crimes Conference
Presented By: Sponsored by Micronesian Legal Services Corporation
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 13
Notes:
   
From November 18, 2010 to November 18, 2010
Wage & Hour Laws & Regulations
Presented By: Patrick G. Candoleta
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.75
Notes:
   
From September 23, 2010 to September 23, 2010
The Judiciary and appointments to the Bench
Presented By: Judge Philip Pro, District of Nevada
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From September 3, 2010 to September 3, 2010
Researching CNMI Law
Presented By: Heather Kennedy, Law Revision
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From August 27, 2010 to August 27, 2010
Prosecution of Sexual Offenses
Presented By: Asst. Atty Gen. Brian D. Gallagher
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 3
Notes:
   
From August 20, 2010 to August 20, 2010
Federal Removal Law: An Overview
Presented By: Superintendent Detention and Deportation Officer Gerald M. Zedde
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes:
   
From July 16, 2010 to July 16, 2010
Constitutions
Presented By: Prof. Rose C. Villazor and Robert Desiderio
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From July 15, 2010 to July 15, 2010
Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Presented By: Mr. Gregory McClinton, Senior Trial Attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Honolulu
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From July 14, 2010 to July 14, 2010
Ethics
Presented By: Robert Desiderio
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From July 8, 2010 to July 8, 2010
Preemption and Immigration Law
Presented By: Prof. Rose C. Villazor
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From June 23, 2010 to June 23, 2010
Supreme Court Decisions thus far
Presented By: Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From May 20, 2010 to May 20, 2010
“Federal Criminal Prosecutions under the INA
Presented By: Kirk Schuller
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From April 15, 2010 to April 15, 2010
Unraveling Implicit Bias in Jury Selection
Presented By: Mark W. Bennett, US District Court Judge for the Northern District of Iowa
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From March 9, 2010 to March 9, 2010
Researching CNMI Law
Presented By: Heather Kennedy, Law Revision Exec. Director
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From February 28, 2010 to February 28, 2010
Mock Trial Jurors
Presented By: Daniel Stafford, MT Coordinator
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From February 18, 2010 to February 18, 2010
CNMI Supreme Court Rules
Presented By: Daniel Stafford
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From February 16, 2010 to February 18, 2010
NMI Hearing Officer's Training
Presented By: PSS
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:
Notes:
   
From December 5, 2009 to December 5, 2009
16th Annual District Conference-AM
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes:
   
From December 5, 2009 to December 5, 2009
16th Annual District Court Conference-PM
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes:
   
From December 5, 2009 to December 5, 2009
16th Annual District Court Conference-Dinner
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From November 19, 2009 to November 19, 2009
Federal immigration regulations affect on current and future asylum/refugee
Presented By: Margareet O'Dowd, Esq.
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From November 6, 2009 to November 7, 2009
CJA Training Seminar
Presented By: NMI District Court
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 12
Notes:
   
From October 25, 2009 to October 28, 2009
Pacific Judicial Conference
Presented By: CNMI AND GUAM SUPREME COURTS
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 10
Notes: Professionalism (2.0 cr) Constituional Law (1.5 cr) Domestic Violence (2.5) Guam Military Build Up and Its Effects of the -----Region (1.0 cr) Enforcement of Judgment (1.5 cr) Courts as Cultural Mediators- Domestic Violence----(1.5 cr)
   
From October 15, 2009 to October 15, 2009
Umbrella Permits (DOL) / HRELJAC Westlaw presentation
Presented By: Deanne Siemer / Jennifer Hreljac
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes:
   
From May 14, 2009 to May 14, 2009
ARTICLE 12
Presented By: VINCENT SEMAN
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From May 6, 2009 to May 6, 2009
Transition to U.S. Immigration Law
Presented By: Peggy Gleason Esq. and Prof. Evangeline Abriel
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 5
Notes:
   
From May 5, 2009 to May 5, 2009
Transition to US Immigration Law
Presented By: Peggy Gleason Esq. and Prof. Evangeline Abriel
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 5
Notes:
   
From April 16, 2009 to April 16, 2009
CNMI Law Accessed through CD/Law Revision Commission
Presented By: Heather Kennedy, Esq (Law Revision Commission)
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From October 11, 2008 to October 11, 2008
15th Annual Federal District Meeting-AM
Presented By: Justice Guy; Cruz Reynoso; Cathy Catterson
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2.5
Notes: Morining Session Introduction by Sean E. Frink and CJ Alex Kozinski Justice Guy: U.S. Supreme Court Review Cruz Reynoso: Ethical Issues Facing Lawyers in the Federal Courts. Cathy Catterson: What's Happening in the 9th Circuit.
   
From October 11, 2008 to October 11, 2008
15th Annual Federal District Meeting - Afternoon
Presented By: Hon. Consuelo Marshall; Hon. Alex Kozinski
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: Afternoon Session Hon. Consuelo Marshal: Criminal Sentencing Issues. Hon. Alex Kozinski: The Do's and Don'ts of Oral Advocacy
   
From October 11, 2008 to October 11, 2008
15th Annual Federal District Meeting
Presented By: Judge Munson - State of 9th Circuit Court
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From September 18, 2008 to September 18, 2008
Lexis Nexis - E Filing Update
Presented By: Kevin Kennedy, Esq., Lexis Nexis Senior Development Manager, Asia Pacific
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From July 12, 2008 to July 12, 2008
Ethical Responsibility and Evidence re Character Witnesses
Presented By: Chief Justice Richard Guy and Justice Cruz Reynoso
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2.75
Notes:
   
From May 13, 2008 to May 13, 2008
Federalization & Immigration
Presented By: Deanne Siemer
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.25
Notes:
   
From April 24, 2008 to April 24, 2008
H-Visas (Immigration)
Presented By: Ladd A. Baumann and Nelson J. Xu
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes:
   
From March 8, 2008 to March 8, 2008
How to Get and Keep Good Clients
Presented By: Jay Foonberg
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes:
   
From January 24, 2008 to January 24, 2008
New Zoning Law of 2007 - SLL 15-29
Presented By: Alan Barak from the CNMI Attorney Generals Office
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From November 29, 2007 to November 29, 2007
Proposed Labor Rules & Regulations
Presented By: Panel discussion: Benedetto, Brown, Asper, Pierce, Torres
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Proposed Labor Rules & Regulations - Public Law 15-108, presented as a panel discussion by the following panellists: James Benedetto, Federal Ombudsman; Pam Brown, former AG; Linn Asper, Administrative Hearing Officer; Richard W. Pierce, private practitioner; and Moderator, Robert Tenorio Torres.
   
From October 18, 2007 to October 18, 2007
Federalization of Immigration in the CNMI
Presented By: Federal Ombudsman James Benedetto
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Update on current US House and Senate Bills regarding the Federalization of Immigration in the CNMI.
   
From October 6, 2007 to October 6, 2007
14th Annual Federal Conference(AM session)
Presented By: Justice Consuelo B. Marshall; Lei-Chala Wilson; and Marguerite Downing
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: e-Discovery and the Latest Developments in Federal Practice” presented by Consuelo B. Marshall, Sr. Judge, USDC Central California. The ABC’s of Courtroom Decorum, Efforts to Renew Civility Amongst Bar members and bias Elimination in the Profession” presented by Lei-Chala Wilson and Marguerite Downing, Federal Public Defenders from San Diego and Los Angeles
   
From October 6, 2007 to October 6, 2007
14th Annual Federal Conference (PM session)
Presented By: James Scurlock
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: “ ‘Maxed Out’ film and speech” by James Scurlock regarding national trends in bankruptcy and credit issues
   
From October 6, 2007 to October 6, 2007
14th Annual Federal Conference (Evening)
Presented By: Justice Munson of the 13th District Court
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: “ State of the Circuit and State of the District reports:
   
From September 27, 2007 to September 27, 2007
Article 12 - Condominiums
Presented By: Braddock Huesman, Assistant Attorney General
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Discussion on the rights of nonindigenous people of the CNMI to have property rights above the ground floor. Discussion to include common elements.
   
From July 19, 2007 to July 19, 2007
The Commonwealth Employment Act 0f 2007
Presented By: Ian M. Catlett, Esq.
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Overview of the New Employment Act which will affect all CNMI beginning 07/24/07
   
From May 17, 2007 to May 17, 2007
Probation Reform Act of 2006
Presented By: Assistant Attorney General Anne-Marie Roy and Assistant Public Defender Kelley Butcher
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: The new act reforms the laws governing probation, suspended execution & imposition of sentence & establishes and Adult Diversion Program in the CNMI.
   
From April 11, 2007 to April 11, 2007
Chapter 7 "means test" or Bankruptcy Form B22A
Presented By: Curtis Ching Esq. of the US Bankruptcy Trustees Office
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: (.5 Ethics credit is a portion of total credits.) Curtis Ching is from the Honolulu Office of the U.S. Trustee
   
From March 16, 2007 to March 17, 2007
Mock Trial Competition
Presented By: CNMI Bar Association
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From January 13, 2007 to January 13, 2007
Spoilation of Evidence
Presented By: Dean Cynthia Nance
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: Ethics and the Spoliation of Evidence
   
From October 18, 2006 to October 18, 2006
Demonstration of Bankruptcy
Presented By: professional trainers from Admin. office of US Courts
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes: US District Court NMI
   
From September 12, 2006 to September 12, 2006
Sentencing Guidelines
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 6
Notes:
   
From September 9, 2006 to September 9, 2006
13Th Annual Federal District Court Meeting - AM Session
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: AM Session: "Can We Get Along? Professionalism, Ethics, Conflicts and Civility" and "What's New In The Workplace? Labor and Employment Law Update (EEOC)"
   
From September 9, 2006 to September 9, 2006
13th Annual Federal District Court Meeting - PM Session
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: "Guarding Our Ocean and Environment" and "The Practice of Wellness"
   
From September 9, 2006 to September 9, 2006
13th Annual Federal District Court Dinner
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Justices and Judges of the Commonwealth Courts and their spouses.
   
From August 17, 2006 to August 17, 2006
Role of Economic/Financial Expert Witness Technology
Presented By: Jennifer Kordell
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: The Role of Economic/Financial Expert Witness Technology at the Hyatt Regency General membership Meeting
   
From July 26, 2006 to July 26, 2006
Chapter 13 BAPCPA Training
Presented By: Glenn Mendoza
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2.5
Notes: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy presentation
   
From July 19, 2006 to July 19, 2006
CLE Seminar - Prof. Ronald D. Rotunda
Presented By: Prof. Ronald D. Rotunda
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: CLE Seminar presented by Prof. Ronald D. Rotunda at the Supreme Court
   
From June 9, 2006 to June 20, 2006
File & Serve Training
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes:
   
From April 18, 2006 to April 18, 2006
LexisNexis - File & Serve - 9:30 am
Presented By: Kevin Kennedy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes: E-Filing (Hillblom Law Library)
   
From April 18, 2006 to April 18, 2006
Lexis Nexis - File & Serve - 11 am
Presented By: Kevin Kennedy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: E-Filing (Hillbom Law Library)
   
From March 31, 2006 to March 31, 2006
Administrative Code
Presented By: Law Revision Commission
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: Location: Hillblom Law Library Presentors: LRC
   
From March 23, 2006 to March 23, 2006
E-Filing (CNMI Courts) Rules & Regulations
Presented By: Justice John A. Manglona
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: PIC - Magellan (Annex Rm)
   
From March 10, 2006 to March 11, 2006
Mock Trial Competition
Presented By: CNMI Bar Association
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From November 17, 2005 to November 17, 2005
Judicial Evaluations
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From October 28, 2005 to October 28, 2005
"Finding CNMI Law"
Presented By: Law Revision Commission
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2.5
Notes:
   
From October 27, 2005 to October 27, 2005
Family Law
Presented By: Steve Nutting
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From October 8, 2005 to October 8, 2005
Presenting Technology in the Courtroom
Presented By: Deanne Siemer & Frank D. Rothschild
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 4
Notes: It will include how to use the evidence camera and PowerPoint slides to make presentations in court - openings, closing, witness examinations, how to adapt personal styles, and how to persuade. There will also be a overview of a "full tech" trial.
   
From October 8, 2005 to October 8, 2005
12th Annual District Mtg. - Reception/Dinner
Presented By: District Court
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From October 8, 2005 to October 8, 2005
12th Annual District Mtg - Power Point
Presented By: District Court
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 4
Notes:
   
From October 7, 2005 to October 7, 2005
Powerpoint - Technology Session
Presented By: Frank Rothschild
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 3.5
Notes: Master teacher Frank D. Rothschild, from Kauai, Hawaii, will be in Saipan to participate in the Federal District Court’s annual Judicial Conference. As an adjunct activity, he will teach a public service program for lawyers on designing and creating better, easier PowerPoint slides. Rothschild teaches PowerPoint in 11 states, and has authored five books on PowerPoint slides and courtroom tech equipment.
   
From October 7, 2005 to October 7, 2005
Better, Easier PowerPoint Slides
Presented By: Frank D. Rothschild
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 3
Notes: PowerPoint presentations in the courtroom.
   
From September 23, 2005 to September 23, 2005
Trial Advocacy Workshop
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 7
Notes:
   
From August 30, 2005 to August 30, 2005
Finding CNMI Law
Presented By: Law Revision Commission
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2.5
Notes:
   
From August 11, 2005 to August 11, 2005
Mid-Year CLE Seminar
Presented By: Chemerinsky, Fisk, Razanno, & Unpingco
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 5
Notes: Race, Sex & Age Discrimination, Ethics Panel, Corporate Governance, Criminal Procedure, & U.S. Government Contracting.
   
From August 11, 2005 to August 11, 2005
Bankruptcy
Presented By: Gayle Lau
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: U.S. District Court Sponsored - Bankruptcy
   
From July 14, 2005 to July 14, 2005
Legal Education & Legan Profession - Joint Presentation
Presented By:
Location: Alaska, Australia
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Time: 12 Noon Place: Guma Hustisia, CNMI Supreme Court Subject: Legal Education & Legal Profession - Joint Presentation Presentor(s): TBA Credits: 1.0
   
From July 8, 2005 to July 8, 2005
Consumer Law (Tinian Session)
Presented By: Professor Frederick Hart
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Tinian Mayor Office
   
From June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2005
Consumer Law
Presented By: Prof. Frederick Hart
Location: Alaska, Australia
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Time: 12 Noon Place: Guma Hustisia, CNMI Supreme Court Subject: Consumer Law Presentor(s): Prof. Frederick Hart Credits: 1.0
   
From June 2, 2005 to June 2, 2005
Westlaw
Presented By: Supreme Court/Westlaw
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Guma Hustisia
   
From May 26, 2005 to May 26, 2005
New Tax Laws
Presented By:
Location: Alaska, Australia
CLE Credits:
Notes: Time: 11:45 a.m. Place: Hyatt - Chinese Restaurant Subject: Presentor(s): Alexis Fallon Credits: 0.5
   
From March 17, 2005 to March 17, 2005
Mock Trial Rules & Procedure
Presented By: Teresa Kim
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Hyatt - Chinese Restaurant March 17, 2005
   
From March 3, 2005 to March 3, 2005
Lexis Nexis - File & Service Electronic Filing/Service Solutions
Presented By: Kevin Kennedy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes: Guma Hustisia 3 - 4:30 p.m.
   
From March 3, 2005 to March 3, 2005
Lexis Nexis - File & Serve Electronic Filing/Svc Solution
Presented By: Kevin Kennedy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes: Guma Hustisa - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
   
From December 3, 2004 to December 3, 2004
Presentation/Discussion of the Refugee Protection Program
Presented By: Former U.S. Immigration and Asylum Judge
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Place: Guma Hustisia, Susupe - Atrium Conference Room Subject: Presentation and Discussion of the Refugee Protection Program
   
From November 18, 2004 to November 18, 2004
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Presented By: Rex Kosack
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Restaurant General Membership Meeting
   
From November 18, 2004 to November 18, 2004
Federal Court - ECF/CM Presentation (Session I)
Presented By: Federal Court Presentors
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes: Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Location: U.S. District Court - Garapan
   
From November 18, 2004 to November 18, 2004
Federal Court - ECF/CM Presentation (Session II)
Presented By: Federal Presentors
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes: Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon Location: US District Court
   
From October 21, 2004 to October 21, 2004
FEMA: Mike Karl Guest Speaker
Presented By: Mike Karl
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From September 16, 2004 to September 16, 2004
The Judiciary Then & Now and Judicial Integrity
Presented By: Judge David Wiseman
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Restaurant General Membership Meeting
   
From August 19, 2004 to August 19, 2004
New DOL Regulations
Presented By: Pam Brown & Jay Livingstone
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From July 15, 2004 to July 15, 2004
Courtroom Etiquette, Pro Bono Appeals, and Courtroom Decisions in Layman Terms
Presented By: Judge Juan T. Lizama
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From May 15, 2004 to May 15, 2004
Progress & Format on Administrative Code
Presented By: Stacey Connor
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Giovanni's
   
From May 5, 2004 to May 5, 2004
Lexis Nexis
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From May 5, 2004 to May 5, 2004
Appellate Practice
Presented By: Hon. Richard Guy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: 2004 Judicial Branch Commemorative Celebration Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Location: Azucena Room, DaiIchi Hotel
   
From May 5, 2004 to May 5, 2004
Labor Law and the Civil Rights Commission
Presented By: Hon. Cruz Reynoso
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: 2004 Judicial Branch Commemorative Celebration Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Location: Azucena Room, DaiIchi Hotel
   
From May 5, 2004 to May 5, 2004
Forum: The Covenant
Presented By: Original Negotiators
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: 2004 Judicial Branch Commemorative Celebration Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (during lunch break) Location: Azucena Room, DaiIchi Hotel
   
From May 5, 2004 to May 5, 2004
Mediation
Presented By: Hon. Richard Guy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: 2004 Judicial Branch Commemorative Celebration Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Azucena Room, DaiIchi Hotel
   
From May 5, 2004 to May 5, 2004
Ethics and Professionalism for Lawyers
Presented By: Hon. Richard Guy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: 2004 Judicial Branch Commemorative Celebration Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Azucena Room, DaiIchi Hotel
   
From May 5, 2004 to May 5, 2004
LRC - Presentation/Administraive Law
Presented By: Naomi E. Lujan-Gonzales and Carolyn M. Kern
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Session 1: 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. (1 CLE Credit) Session 2: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (1 CLE Credit)
   
From May 1, 2004 to May 1, 2004
11th District Mtg (PM Session) - Sentencing Guidelines
Presented By: US District Court/CNMI Bar
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Aqua Resort
   
From May 1, 2004 to May 1, 2004
11th District Mtg. (Evening)
Presented By: U.S. District Court/CNMI Bar
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Aqua Resort
   
From May 1, 2004 to May 1, 2004
11th District Meeting (AM Session) - Habeas Corpus Law/Appellate
Presented By: US District Court/CNMI Bar
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: Morning Session: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Location: Aqua Resort
   
From April 15, 2004 to April 15, 2004
Progress and Format on the Administrative Code
Presented By: Stacy Conner
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From March 18, 2004 to March 18, 2004
Bankruptcy Seminar
Presented By: Lau
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: Location: U.S. District Courtroom
   
From February 19, 2004 to February 19, 2004
Government Ethics - The Do's and Don'ts of a Government Employee
Presented By: Michael Sablan - CNMI Public Auditor
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: CLE Course(s): Government Ethics - The Do's and Don'ts of a Government Employee
   
From January 15, 2004 to January 15, 2004
"A New Attitude Towards Deadbeat Dads" and "Observations on the Experiences of a Newly Appointed Judge"
Presented By: Judge Govendo
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Rest. (Bar Lunch)
   
From December 18, 2003 to December 18, 2003
Asylum
Presented By: Pamela Brown (AG)
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Rest. (Bar Lunch)
   
From November 20, 2003 to November 20, 2003
Department of Labor
Presented By: P Jerry Cody
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Rest. (Bar Lunch)
   
From September 6, 2003 to September 6, 2003
Ethics...in 18 Holes
Presented By: Chris Hardman (Oregon)
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 3.5
Notes: Location: Coral Ocean Point
   
From August 29, 2003 to August 29, 2003
EEOC
Presented By: Riera (EEOC)
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Rest. (Bar Lunch)
   
From July 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003
Winning Without Losing (Professionalism)
Presented By: Video Tapes/VCDs
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 3
Notes: Location: By appointment
   
From June 19, 2003 to June 19, 2003
Citation Signals
Presented By: Ernest/Suros
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Rest. (Bar Lunch)
   
From May 2, 2003 to May 2, 2003
On-Line Legal Research (Lexis Nexis)
Presented By: Osborne (Lexis Nexis)
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: Location: Guma Husticia Hillblom Law Library
   
From May 2, 2003 to May 2, 2003
Local Law
Presented By: Law Revision Commission
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes: Location: Guma Husticia
   
From May 2, 2003 to May 2, 2003
Appellate Practice
Presented By: Ernest/Suros
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes: Location: Guma Husticia Supreme Court
   
From May 2, 2003 to May 2, 2003
Trial Practices
Presented By: Judge Wiseman
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Location: Guma Husticia Supreme Court
   
From April 30, 2003 to April 30, 2003
On-Line Legal Research (Lexis Nexis)
Presented By: Osborne (Lexis Nexis)
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: Location: Guma Husticia Hillblom Law Library
   
From April 17, 2003 to April 17, 2003
Existing/Proposed DOLI Rules & Regs
Presented By: Bermudes/Livingstone (DOLI)
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Rest. (Bar Lunch)
   
From March 27, 2003 to March 27, 2003
How To Find CNMI Law
Presented By: Gonzales/Kerns (LRC)
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Rest. (Bar Lunch)
   
From February 20, 2003 to February 20, 2003
Protection & Advocacy (NMPASI)
Presented By: Borja/Rayphand (NMPASI)
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Rest.(Bar Lunch)
   
From February 15, 2003 to February 15, 2003
9th Circuit District Court Meeting
Presented By: 9th Circuit Judges
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: Location: Aqua Resort Hotel Session(s): Morning, Afternoon, and Dinner
   
From January 23, 2003 to January 23, 2003
Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Presented By: Patrick Smith
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Gen Memb Bar Luncheon
   
From January 23, 2003 to January 23, 2003
Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Presented By: Patrick Smith (U.S. Dist. Ct)
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Rest. (Bar Lunch)