The CNMI Judiciary held an Attorney Admissions Ceremony last Oct. 5 in the Commonwealth Supreme Court at the Guma' Hustisia.
The ceremony was opened with remarks by then Acting Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro. The U.S. District Court Chief Judge NMI Ramona V. Manglona delivered the keynote speech.
CNMI Bar Association president Sean E. Frink presented to the Judiciary the successful applicants who had recently passed the required examinations to practice law in the Commonwealth and were therefore eligible for admission to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island Bar Association:
Jennifer Dockter-J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, B.S., Boise State University; Law Offices of F. Matthew Smith
Frederick B. Hayes, Jr.-J.D., Whittier Law School, B.S., Vanderbilt University; Sedgwick LLP, Irvine, CA.
James D. Livingstone-J.D., George Washington University Law School, B.A., University of Connecticut; Law Office of James D. Livingstone, Boston, MA
Jacinta Matagolai Kaipat-J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, B.A., DePaul University; Assistant Attorney General, Saipan, MP
Each of the four newly-admitted attorneys to the CNMI Bar made speeches providing words of appreciation; and Supreme Court Associate Justice John A. Manglona made closing remarks.