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ALEXANDRO C. CASTRO

Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro was appointed by Governor Benigno R. Fitial on September 13, 2012, and became the fourth Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands upon his confirmation by the Senate on October 11, 2012.  

Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro was appointed by Governor Benigno R. Fitial on September 13, 2012, and became the fourth Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands upon his confirmation by the Senate on October 11, 2012.

He serves as a justice pro tem of the Supreme Court of Guam and a non-resident Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau.

Chief Justice Castro served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1998-2012);  Presiding Judge of the Superior Court (1993-1998); and Associate Judge of the Commonwealth Trial Court (1989-1993). He became the first indigenous Attorney General in 1986 after serving as the Chief Prosecutor (1983-1986). He is the founding father of the Attorney General’s Cup Speech Competition, an annual event, whereby high school students from Rota, Tinian, and Saipan debate current legal issues. He is admitted to practice law in the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands; CNMI Courts, and the Courts of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (as a paralegal).


Chief Justice Castro graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) in 1989, a British-oriented law school. While in law school, he represented UPNG in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.


He is married to Carmen Moses of Angaur, Palau, and they are blessed with six children, Patrick, Yvonne, +Eric, Junior, Rodney, and Ariel..

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