CNMI students of all grade levels will welcome members of the Judiciary into their classrooms during the months leading up to the annual celebration of Law Week and Law Day from April 25 to May 3, 2013.
These special visits to schools in the community are part of the “Judges in the Classroom” program, an annual community education outreach effort conducted by the Judiciary.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro and Associate Justice John A. Manglona began this year's series with students at Marianas High School. Discussions focused on the Law Day 2013 theme, “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.” The role of courts in our society, their relationship to the legislative and executive branches of government, and uniform civil rights were among subjects explored by the justices with the students.
Grace Christian Academy, Saipan Southern High School and Mount Carmel High School are on the justices and judges' visit schedules for March and April.
Additional activities involving Judiciary facilities and staff this spring include: the High School Mock Trial Competition on March 7 and 8 organized by Heather Kennedy, executive director of the Law Revision Commission; the Junior High School Mock Trial Competition lead by Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho on April 13; the third annual Law Day Poster and Essay Contest awards ceremony on April 25; and the Annual Attorney Generals' Cup Speech Competition on May 3. The public is invited to attend all of these events at the Guma' Hustisia in Susupe. (NMI Judiciary)