The Superior Court is comprised of five judges and they are appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the Senate, and serve six-year terms. They may seek retention after each six-year term. The Presiding Judge generally oversees the functions of the court. The court has general jurisdiction and hears a variety of cases, including civil, criminal, probate, juvenile cases, administrative appeals, and traffic violation
ROBERTO C. NARAJA
Presiding Judge Roberto C. Naraja was born on July 17, 1955 on Saipan. He received his B.S. in Political Science from California Lutheran College in 1979 and graduated with his Juris Doctor from Gonzaga School of Law in 1982.
After receiving his law degree, Presiding Judge Naraja served as Assistant Legal Counsel to the CNMI Resident Representative to Washington, D.C
JOSEPH N. CAMACHO
Associate Judge Joseph James N. Camacho is a proud graduate of the Northern Marianas College, where he received his Associate of Arts degree. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in History from San Jose State University.
A Masters of Public Administration from Seattle University, and a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law.
KENNETH L. GOVENDO
Associate Judge Kenneth L. Govendo was born in Syracuse, New York on January 28, 1945. In 1966, he graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Alfred University in Alfred, New York. In 1969.
He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law, in Toledo, Ohio.
WESLEY M. BOGDAN
Associate Judge Wesley M. Bogdan ascended to the bench in November 2017 following his nomination and upon receiving the consent of the Commonwealth Senate.
Immediately prior to his nomination, he worked as legal counsel and senior policy advisor in both the Office of the Lt. Governor and Office of the Governor during Governor Eloy Inos and Governor Ralph Torres’ Administrations.