CNMI Bar Association
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Resources for Continuing Legal Education:

CLE Certification Report Form*

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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 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-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 December-29-14 to December-29-14
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions & Crimes
Presented By: office CD
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes:
   
From November-20-14 to November-20-14
Gun Control in the CNMI
Presented By: James Zarones
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From October-23-14 to October-23-14
CNMI Attorney General Candidates Presentation
Presented By: Edward Manebusan and Michael Evangelista
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From August-30-14 to August-30-14
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-10-14 to July-10-14
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-08-14 to July-08-14
Blood Quantum and Other Constitutional Issues
Presented By: Rose Cuison-Villazor
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From July-01-14 to July-01-14
Military Interest in the NMI
Presented By: Professor Robert J. Desiderio
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From June-27-14 to June-27-14
Casino Gaming
Presented By: Professor Robert J. Desiderio
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From June-26-14 to June-26-14
Immigration Reform and NMI Impact
Presented By: Professor Rose Cuison-Villazor
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From March-20-14 to March-20-14
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 March-07-14 to March-07-14
2014 High School Mock Trial Competition
Presented By: Coaches, Mock Trial Coordinator
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 5
Notes:
   
From February-26-14 to February-28-14
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-23-14 to January-23-14
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-24-13 to October-24-13
Courtroom Protocol and Aspects of Professionalism
Presented By: Superior Court Judge David Wiseman
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From August-17-13 to August-17-13
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-20-13 to June-20-13
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-17-13 to May-17-13
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-28-13 to March-28-13
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-21-13 to February-21-13
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-17-13 to January-17-13
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-29-12 to November-29-12
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-18-12 to October-18-12
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-26-12 to September-26-12
Chptr. 7 & 13 Consumer Bankruptcy
Presented By: Tiffany Carroll and Curtis Ching
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes:
   
From September-14-12 to September-14-12
Evidence
Presented By: Phillip Tydingco & David Rivera
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 3.25
Notes: AG's Office Training/CLE
   
From September-14-12 to September-14-12
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-13-12 to September-13-12
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-13-12 to September-13-12
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-10-12 to August-10-12
NITA's Basic Trial Skills Program
Presented By: National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 9
Notes:
   
From July-16-12 to July-16-12
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-10-12 to May-10-12
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-02-12 to March-02-12
Mock Trial Coaches for 2012
Presented By: High School Mock Trial Competition
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 5
Notes:
   
From March-02-12 to March-02-12
Mock Trial Judges and Jurors
Presented By: Mock Trial Event
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From February-16-12 to February-16-12
Mock Trial Jurors and Judges
Presented By: Heather Kennedy, Mock Trial Co-ordinator
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From January-30-12 to January-30-12
RESEARCHING CNMI LAW
Presented By: Heather Kennedy, ED Law Revision
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From January-29-12 to January-29-12
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-29-12 to January-29-12
9th Circuit Conference - Conversatorio
Presented By: US Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From January-28-12 to January-28-12
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-22-11 to November-22-11
RESEARCHING CNMI LAW
Presented By: Heather Kennedy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From November-17-11 to November-17-11
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-28-11 to October-28-11
Researching CNMI Law
Presented By: Heather Kennedy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From October-12-11 to October-12-11
Dept. of Justice Initiatives
Presented By: Alicia A.G. Limtiaco, US Attorney
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From October-07-11 to October-07-11
Emerging Commonwealth Interest in Civil Forfeiture
Presented By: Russell Lorfing
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.75
Notes:
   
From September-22-11 to September-22-11
CNMI Transitional Worker ("CW") Regulations
Presented By: USCIS
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes:
   
From August-26-11 to August-26-11
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-24-11 to August-24-11
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-11-11 to July-14-11
Procurement and Contract Management
Presented By: Ralph Capio, Esq.
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 14
Notes: Pacific Islands Training Initiative
   
From June-16-11 to June-16-11
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-08-11 to April-08-11
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-17-11 to February-17-11
Rules & Procedures for Mock Trial Judges
Presented By: Heather Kennedy
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From January-27-11 to January-27-11
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-08-10 to December-09-10
Immigration Law and Crimes Conference
Presented By: Sponsored by Micronesian Legal Services Corporation
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 13
Notes:
   
From November-18-10 to November-18-10
Wage & Hour Laws & Regulations
Presented By: Patrick G. Candoleta
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.75
Notes:
   
From September-23-10 to September-23-10
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-03-10 to September-03-10
Researching CNMI Law
Presented By: Heather Kennedy, Law Revision
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From August-27-10 to August-27-10
Prosecution of Sexual Offenses
Presented By: Asst. Atty Gen. Brian D. Gallagher
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 3
Notes:
   
From August-20-10 to August-20-10
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-16-10 to July-16-10
Constitutions
Presented By: Prof. Rose C. Villazor and Robert Desiderio
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From July-15-10 to July-15-10
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-14-10 to July-14-10
Ethics
Presented By: Robert Desiderio
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From July-08-10 to July-08-10
Preemption and Immigration Law
Presented By: Prof. Rose C. Villazor
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From June-23-10 to June-23-10
Supreme Court Decisions thus far
Presented By: Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From May-20-10 to May-20-10
“Federal Criminal Prosecutions under the INA
Presented By: Kirk Schuller
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From April-15-10 to April-15-10
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-09-10 to March-09-10
Researching CNMI Law
Presented By: Heather Kennedy, Law Revision Exec. Director
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From February-28-10 to February-28-10
Mock Trial Jurors
Presented By: Daniel Stafford, MT Coordinator
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From February-18-10 to February-18-10
CNMI Supreme Court Rules
Presented By: Daniel Stafford
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From February-16-10 to February-18-10
NMI Hearing Officer's Training
Presented By: PSS
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits:
Notes:
   
From December-05-09 to December-05-09
16th Annual District Conference-AM
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes:
   
From December-05-09 to December-05-09
16th Annual District Court Conference-PM
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes:
   
From December-05-09 to December-05-09
16th Annual District Court Conference-Dinner
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From November-19-09 to November-19-09
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-06-09 to November-07-09
CJA Training Seminar
Presented By: NMI District Court
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 12
Notes:
   
From October-25-09 to October-28-09
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-15-09 to October-15-09
Umbrella Permits (DOL) / HRELJAC Westlaw presentation
Presented By: Deanne Siemer / Jennifer Hreljac
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes:
   
From May-14-09 to May-14-09
ARTICLE 12
Presented By: VINCENT SEMAN
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From May-06-09 to May-06-09
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-05-09 to May-05-09
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-16-09 to April-16-09
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-11-08 to October-11-08
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-11-08 to October-11-08
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-11-08 to October-11-08
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-18-08 to September-18-08
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-12-08 to July-12-08
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-13-08 to May-13-08
Federalization & Immigration
Presented By: Deanne Siemer
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.25
Notes:
   
From April-24-08 to April-24-08
H-Visas (Immigration)
Presented By: Ladd A. Baumann and Nelson J. Xu
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes:
   
From March-08-08 to March-08-08
How to Get and Keep Good Clients
Presented By: Jay Foonberg
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes:
   
From January-24-08 to January-24-08
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-29-07 to November-29-07
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-18-07 to October-18-07
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-06-07 to October-06-07
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-06-07 to October-06-07
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-06-07 to October-06-07
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-27-07 to September-27-07
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-19-07 to July-19-07
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-17-07 to May-17-07
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-11-07 to April-11-07
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-16-07 to March-17-07
Mock Trial Competition
Presented By: CNMI Bar Association
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From January-13-07 to January-13-07
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-18-06 to October-18-06
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-12-06 to September-12-06
Sentencing Guidelines
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 6
Notes:
   
From September-09-06 to September-09-06
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-09-06 to September-09-06
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-09-06 to September-09-06
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-17-06 to August-17-06
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-26-06 to July-26-06
Chapter 13 BAPCPA Training
Presented By: Glenn Mendoza
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2.5
Notes: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy presentation
   
From July-19-06 to July-19-06
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-09-06 to June-20-06
File & Serve Training
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes:
   
From April-18-06 to April-18-06
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-18-06 to April-18-06
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-31-06 to March-31-06
Administrative Code
Presented By: Law Revision Commission
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: Location: Hillblom Law Library Presentors: LRC
   
From March-23-06 to March-23-06
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-10-06 to March-11-06
Mock Trial Competition
Presented By: CNMI Bar Association
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From November-17-05 to November-17-05
Judicial Evaluations
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From October-28-05 to October-28-05
"Finding CNMI Law"
Presented By: Law Revision Commission
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2.5
Notes:
   
From October-27-05 to October-27-05
Family Law
Presented By: Steve Nutting
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From October-08-05 to October-08-05
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-08-05 to October-08-05
12th Annual District Mtg. - Reception/Dinner
Presented By: District Court
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From October-08-05 to October-08-05
12th Annual District Mtg - Power Point
Presented By: District Court
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 4
Notes:
   
From October-07-05 to October-07-05
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-07-05 to October-07-05
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-23-05 to September-23-05
Trial Advocacy Workshop
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 7
Notes:
   
From August-30-05 to August-30-05
Finding CNMI Law
Presented By: Law Revision Commission
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2.5
Notes:
   
From August-11-05 to August-11-05
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-11-05 to August-11-05
Bankruptcy
Presented By: Gayle Lau
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: U.S. District Court Sponsored - Bankruptcy
   
From July-14-05 to July-14-05
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-08-05 to July-08-05
Consumer Law (Tinian Session)
Presented By: Professor Frederick Hart
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Tinian Mayor Office
   
From June-30-05 to June-30-05
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-02-05 to June-02-05
Westlaw
Presented By: Supreme Court/Westlaw
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Guma Hustisia
   
From May-26-05 to May-26-05
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-17-05 to March-17-05
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-03-05 to March-03-05
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-03-05 to March-03-05
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-03-04 to December-03-04
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-18-04 to November-18-04
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-18-04 to November-18-04
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-18-04 to November-18-04
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-21-04 to October-21-04
FEMA: Mike Karl Guest Speaker
Presented By: Mike Karl
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From September-16-04 to September-16-04
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-19-04 to August-19-04
New DOL Regulations
Presented By: Pam Brown & Jay Livingstone
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From July-15-04 to July-15-04
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-15-04 to May-15-04
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-05-04 to May-05-04
Lexis Nexis
Presented By:
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes:
   
From May-05-04 to May-05-04
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-05-04 to May-05-04
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-05-04 to May-05-04
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-05-04 to May-05-04
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-05-04 to May-05-04
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-05-04 to May-05-04
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-01-04 to May-01-04
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-01-04 to May-01-04
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-01-04 to May-01-04
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-15-04 to April-15-04
Progress and Format on the Administrative Code
Presented By: Stacy Conner
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes:
   
From March-18-04 to March-18-04
Bankruptcy Seminar
Presented By: Lau
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 2
Notes: Location: U.S. District Courtroom
   
From February-19-04 to February-19-04
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-15-04 to January-15-04
"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-18-03 to December-18-03
Asylum
Presented By: Pamela Brown (AG)
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Rest. (Bar Lunch)
   
From November-20-03 to November-20-03
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-06-03 to September-06-03
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-29-03 to August-29-03
EEOC
Presented By: Riera (EEOC)
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 0.5
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Rest. (Bar Lunch)
   
From July-01-03 to December-31-03
Winning Without Losing (Professionalism)
Presented By: Video Tapes/VCDs
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 3
Notes: Location: By appointment
   
From June-19-03 to June-19-03
Citation Signals
Presented By: Ernest/Suros
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Location: Hyatt - Chinese Rest. (Bar Lunch)
   
From May-02-03 to May-02-03
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-02-03 to May-02-03
Local Law
Presented By: Law Revision Commission
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes: Location: Guma Husticia
   
From May-02-03 to May-02-03
Appellate Practice
Presented By: Ernest/Suros
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1.5
Notes: Location: Guma Husticia Supreme Court
   
From May-02-03 to May-02-03
Trial Practices
Presented By: Judge Wiseman
Location: Northern Marianas Islands, USA
CLE Credits: 1
Notes: Location: Guma Husticia Supreme Court
   
From April-30-03 to April-30-03
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-17-03 to April-17-03
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-27-03 to March-27-03
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-20-03 to February-20-03
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-15-03 to February-15-03
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-23-03 to January-23-03
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-23-03 to January-23-03
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)