News and Announcements

 

Federal Rules and Forms Proposed Amendments for Public Comments - Posted: 08/16/2022
The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure has approved for publication for public comment on the proposed amendments to the existing rules and forms.

Proposed Ninth Circuit Rule Changes - Posted: 06/27/2022
The Ninth Circuit invites public comment on proposed Circuit Rule changes regarding Visual Images for Demonstrative Purposes in Briefs; Filing the Appeal; and Amicus Curiae Briefs relating to Petitions for Rehearing. Comments are due no later than August 5, 2022.

Northern Mariana Islands - 2022 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Winners - Posted: 06/11/2022
2022 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Winners for the District of the Northern Mariana Islands.

2022 Law Day Photo Contest Winners - Posted: 06/10/2022
2022 Winners of the Law Day Photo Contest sponsored by the District of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Court Closure - Posted: 05/18/2022
The United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed for business on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. through 4:30 p.m.

2022 Law Day Photo Contest - Posted: 05/01/2022
The United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands is having a photo contest and offers middle and high school students a chance to win cash prizes.

2022 Civics Contest Deadline Extended - Posted: 03/16/2022
SAN FRANCISCO – The 2022 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, an essay and video competition for high school students sponsored by the federal courts of the western United States has been extended.

Chief Judge Ramona Manglona: A Trailblazer for Women in the Law - Posted: 03/14/2022
In celebration of Women’s History Month, a new video profile explores Manglona’s perseverance in pursuing a career in law. She reflects on the challenges her parents faced raising 12 children on Saipan, and credits them with instilling in her a strong work ethic.

2022 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest - Posted: 01/05/2022
NORTHERN MARIANAS FEDERAL COURT COSPONSORS HIGH SCHOOL CIVICS CONTEST. A civics contest organized by the federal courts of the western United States offers high school students a chance to win cash prizes. The contest is open to high school students in nine western states and two Pacific island jurisdictions.

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure - Posted: 12/02/2021
Congress has taken no action on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate and Bankruptcy Procedure adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 14, 2021. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75, the following took effect on December 1, 2021.

NextGen CM/ECF (Coming Soon) - Posted: 11/24/2021
The United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be upgrading its CM/ECF software to the Next Generation (NextGen) of CM/ECF in the upcoming months.

POWER Act 2021 - The Power of Pro Bono Services in the CNMI - Posted: 09/30/2021
The District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands presents a 2021 Power Act Outreach Video Event with pre-recorded video presentations featuring testimonies from the CNMI Family Court, the CNMI Bar Association, Micronesian Legal Services, Karidat, attorneys, and case workers who work with victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence to help promote pro bono legal services.

Court Closure - Posted: 09/23/2021
The U.S. District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed this afternoon, Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 2:30 PM.

Court Closure - Posted: 09/20/2021
The Intake Counter of the Clerk’s Office for the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. through 4:30 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE: Marijuana Hits the Shores of Guam and CNMI - Posted: 08/10/2021
The District Courts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, in partnership with the Guam and CNMI Bar Associations, are pleased to host a virtual Bankruptcy Seminar on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (GMT +10) and is open to attorneys.