Keith Chambers II was sworn into the CNMI Bar Association last Tuesday at the Guma Hustisia soon after passing the CNMI bar exam.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexandro Cruz Castro swore in Chambers at the Supreme Court courtroom in the presence of Superior Court associate judge Joseph N. Camacho and Superior Court deputy clerk and judicial assistant Delia Salas Magofna.
“It’s a great honor being part of the CNMI Bar. I’m very thankful for everyone who came out today and it makes me so happy to see everyone and it’s very exciting. I’m very happy,” he said.
Chambers said it was a great honor to be the only person who took and passed the exam this year.
Chambers, who has been in the CNMI since January 2019 as Camacho’s law clerk, said that passing the bar opens a lot of opportunities for him in the CNMI.
“I am Judge Camacho’s law clerk and my contract expires on Jan. 22. As far as moving forward after that, we’ll have to wait and see. Passing the bar definitely keeps my options open but I don’t have anything set up at this moment but I’m looking forward to staying in the CNMI for the long-term future,” he said.
Chambers encourages others to take on the association’s exam next year. “I do encourage everyone to take the CNMI Bar, especially the law clerks and everyone here in the community who have not yet [done so]. I encourage people to come out here. It’s a beautiful island, it’s a beautiful place filled with great opportunities,” he said.
Prior to the CNMI, Chambers is also admitted to the bar in Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia.
Chambers has also served as a law counsel in Washington, D.C, a pro bono attorney adviser and attorney adviser fellow with the D.C Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, a student attorney at the George Washington University Law School health rights law clinic, and a legal research assistant at the Milken Institute School of Public Health.
Chambers graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School.