The Office of the Clerk of Court performs a myriad of detailed tasks in support of the Superior Court’s constitutional function. It is the largest division of the Superior Court with three offices located on Saipan, Rota and Tinian. It maintains the official records for the trial court and is the official recorder of documents for filings and appeals.
The Office is also responsible for processing traffic clearances, traffic histories, criminal clearances, bench warrants, as well as the copying and distribution of related court documents.
All civil, criminal, family, small claims cases and agency appeals are initiated and processed by the Office. It is tasked with maintaining case registers and performs certification standards of all documents lodged or filed. The Office provides the personnel to oversee courtroom management and practices in the Commonwealth’s seven courtrooms.
For more information on the Clerk of Court, contact 670-235-4258, 670-236-9703 or email patrick.diaz@NMIJudiciary.com.
Patrick V. Diaz joined the Judiciary in 1997 working in the Family Court Division as a Family Court Coordinator. He then served as the Family Court Manager for eight years. In 2012, Presiding Judge Roberto C. Naraja appointed him as Clerk of the Superior Court.