Over a recent farewell luncheon, colleagues of Supreme Court clerk Jennifer Dockter celebrated the fond memories of their association, which developed over the course of the last four years when Dockter had held two positions on the NMI Judiciary staff, with a stint in between those with the Office of the Attorney General.
Associate Judge David A. Wiseman reflected back to the time in 2008 when he interviewed Jennifer, fresh out of law school, for a job as his law clerk. Dockter expressed how sincerely happy she was to have decided to come to Saipan.
Associate Justice John A. Manglona, along with Wiseman, presented Dockter with a plaque of appreciation for her professional contribution to the rule of law, and mentioned the high quality of her legal work on the most complicated of cases. They noted how fortunate the Judiciary was that Dockter accepted the appointment to the Supreme Court Clerk of Court position when it came available in May 2010. In her role, Dockter also served as the staff attorney for the judicial branch and council for the Board of Bar Examiners.
Dockter is a member of the bar associations of the CNMI and the State of California. She has a bachelor's degree in international business from Boise State University, where she graduated cum laude, and a law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, where she graduated third in a class of 177.
She leaves the Judiciary to pursue a position in private practice here on Saipan.
Deanna M. Manglona, currently law clerk for Associate Judge Kenneth L. Govendo, has been appointed by acting chief justice Alexandro C. Castro to assume the Supreme Court Clerk of Court position that Jennifer is vacating. (NMI Judiciary)