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From left: Accountant I Shanna W. Flores, ISO Assistant Kristine D. Laurio, ARPA Administrator Martha M. Standish, Tyler Technology's Implementation Consultant Kimberly Murdoch, ARPA Administrative Officer Roy V. Salas, and Procurement Officer Juan D. Cruz. The Judiciary completed a series of Enterprise Asset Management End User trainings conducted by Ms. Murdoch. (September 23, 2022)

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The JUDICIARY 5K RUN/WALK saw over 30 of us participating! Great start for our Health and Wellness program! Thank you to our star runner and law clerk Keith Ketola for organizing the event and to all participants for braving the setting sun.

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From left: Accountant I Shanna W. Flores, ISO Assistant Kristine D. Laurio, ARPA Administrator Martha M. Standish, Tyler Technology's Implementation Consultant Kimberly Murdoch, ARPA Administrative Officer Roy V. Salas, and Procurement Officer Juan D. Cruz. The Judiciary completed a series of Enterprise Asset Management End User trainings conducted by Ms. Murdoch. (September 23, 2022)

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PRESS RELEASE

Saipan, CNMI— It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of esteemed attorney and CNMI Bar member William M. Fitzgerald, who passed away on September 17, 2022. On behalf of the Northern Mariana Islands Judiciary, we express our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and the CNMI community he called home.

As an attorney, William M. Fitzgerald exemplified the tenets of professionalism and dedication to the practice of law in the CNMI. After his military service in the U.S. Air Force, he attended law school at

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Temple University and found his way to Saipan in the 1970s during the Trust Territory era. His zealous advocacy for his clients and participation in the CNMI Bar spanned decades, both in civil and criminal matters. In recognition of his service to the CNMI legal profession, William M. Fitzgerald was chosen by U.S. Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona for the inaugural Alex Robert Munson Award for Professionalism. He inspires all of us for the life and impact he made on our community.

Once again, our sympathies go out to all those affected by his passing. His presence in the courtroom will be dearly missed. >>See More

Director of Courts Camacho Holds Meeting with Rota Centron Hustisia Staff

Director of Courts meets with Centron Hustisia Staff

Director of Courts Sonia A. Camacho and Judiciary ARPA Administrator Martha M. Standish visited and met with Rota Centron Hustisia staff last Friday to discuss ongoing projects at the courthouse, including scanning of hundreds of historical case files and digitization of cassettes of court hearings. They also discussed with Michelle Mendiola—the project lead—the recently completed courthouse paint project made possible with assistance from Rota DPS and the Mayor’s Office.

Also present at the meetings were Dep. Marshal Sherla Sablan and Judiciary ARPA staff Elvira Manglona and Micca King.

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