Resources for Continuing Legal Education:

In Regard to the Order for Continuing Education:

Attorney Continuing Legal Education Certification for 2016/2017

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 March-16-17 to March-16-17
History and Services of NMPASI
Presented By:Shelli Neal and Greg Borja
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:
  
From February-11-17 to February-11-17
Annual District Conference
Presented By:Various
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:7
Notes:Presenters: Honorable Judge Paul J. Watford Professor Jonathan Turley Honorable Heather Kennedy
  
From January-19-17 to January-19-17
Drug Court for the CNMI
Presented By:The Honorable Assoc. Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:
  
From October-20-16 to October-20-16
Doing Foreclosures in the CNMI
Presented By:Jennifer Dockter, Michael White, Jane Mack
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:
  
From August-31-16 to August-31-16
Brankruptcy Presentation at the Fed. Crt.
Presented By:Tiffany Carrol, Acting USTrustee and Curtis Ching, Assistant US Trustee
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:2.5
Notes:
  
From August-13-16 to August-15-16
NITA TRAINING – Anatomy of Criminal/Civil Trial Training
Presented By:NITA – CNMI District Court
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:24
Notes:
  
From June-30-16 to June-30-16
Earning Freedom: Success through Prison & Beyond
Presented By:Michael Santos
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1.5
Notes:
  
From June-23-16 to June-23-16
Immigration/CW Workers/H-Visa
Presented By:Maya Kara & Bruce Mailman
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:
  
From May-13-16 to May-13-16
Professionalism symposium
Presented By:Sponsored by the CNMI Bar Assoc. and the NMI Supreme Court
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:4
Notes:Attorney Professionalism in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  
From April-28-16 to April-28-16
overview of the recently adopted Commonwealth Casino Commission Regulations
Presented By:Michael Ernest from OAG
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:
  
From March-17-16 to March-17-16
Amended Supreme Court Rules
Presented By:Deanna Ogo, Clerk of the Supreme Court
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:Additional Presenters: Hyunjae Lee, Joseph Hallahan, Clifford kato.
  
From February-18-16 to January-31-17
Board of Directors/Committees
Presented By:n/a
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:2
Notes:
  
From February-06-16 to February-06-16
2016 ANNUAL DISTRICT COURT CONFERENCE
Presented By:Sponsored by the District Court for the Northern mariana Islands
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:6.5
Notes:Guest Speakers: honorable Jay S. Bybee, Circuit Judge, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; Teri Alexander, Special Agent in Charge IRS Criminal Division, Seattle Field Office and Jean Song, IRS Legal Counsel; Honorable Steven L. Hansen, retired Judge, Fourth Judicial District. Provo District Court, Utah; Grace Flores, Deputy Chief Probation Office II, Office of the US Probation, Districts of Guam and NMI; Alicia AG Limtiaco, US Attorney, Districts of Guam and NMI; Robert T. Torres, Esq., CJA Panel Attorney; and Crispin Sablan, Substance Abuse Counselor.
  
From January-21-16 to January-21-16
Child Support in the CNMI
Presented By:tOM SCHWEIGER
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:
  
From October-22-15 to October-22-15
Drug Court policies and procedures
Presented By:Judge David Wiseman and Judge Hansen
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1.25
Notes:
  
From September-17-15 to September-17-15
Domestic Violence and the Work Place
Presented By:Shelli Neal and Jane Mack
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:
  
From August-27-15 to August-27-15
Law Revision Commision
Presented By:Michael Stanker
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:
  
From August-11-15 to August-11-15
FEMA Legal Authorities & Disaster Process
Presented By:John Paul Henderson, FEMA REP.
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:
  
From June-18-15 to June-18-15
New Evidence and Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules
Presented By:Judge Camacho, tim Bellas, Claire kelleher-Smith and Sean Frink
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:
  
From May-28-15 to May-28-15
Attorney General’s Office – 1st 120 days
Presented By:Attorney General Edward Manibusan
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:
  
From April-23-15 to April-23-15
The newly revised NMI Rules of Attorney Discipline
Presented By:Timothy H. Bellas, Disciplinary Chairperson
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:
  
From February-26-15 to February-27-15
2015 High School Mock Trial Competition
Presented By:Volunteer Attorney-Coaches
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:5
Notes:
  
From February-26-15 to February-27-15
2015 High School Mock Trial Competition
Presented By:Volunteer Attorney Jurors & Judges
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:1
Notes:
  
From February-21-15 to February-21-15
2015 Annual District Court Conference
Presented By:Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:7.5
Notes:The Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, Circuit Judge Sean Frink, Esq., Ninth Circuit Executive Com. Jim Sirok, Esq., CJA Resource Counsel The Honorable David O. Carter, District Judge for CA Marivic p. David, Assistant US Attorney for Guam/NMI John Gorman, Federal Public Defender for Guam
  
From February-14-15 to February-15-15
US Sentencing Commission Training-Sat
Presented By:District Court
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:6
Notes:
  
From February-14-15 to February-15-15
US Sentencing Commission Training-Sun
Presented By:US Disrict Court
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:4
Notes:
  
From February-05-15 to January-31-16
Board of Directors
Presented By:n/a
Location:Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:2
Notes:
  
From December-29-14 to December-29-14