Recently, 39 young men and women in training to become Department of Corrections officers, led by Sgt. Jose Tenorio Castro, visited the Judiciary in Susupe.
Their tour started with a stop at the Clerk of the Superior Court’s office, including a walkthrough of the office’s vast legal document record section. They then moved next door to the Recorder’s Office before visiting the Hillblom Library. That visit included a discussion of the CNMI Law Revision Commission, which is housed in the library, and codifies Commonwealth laws and administrative regulations. There the group also observed the Pacific Collection consisting of early 20th century pictures of peoples of the Western Pacific.
CNMI Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro welcomed the group into the Supreme Court courtroom and explained the functions of both the Superior and Supreme Courts. Afterwards, the chief justice invited the cadets to role-play prosecution and witness roles so they could experience the environment and become familiar with the course of events in the courtroom.
Last, the cadets entered Superior Court courtrooms, observing hearings in progress.
Group tours of the Judiciary can be arranged by calling the Public Information Officer at 236-9805. (NMI Judiciary)