July 2020 CNMI Bar Examination Update

The Supreme Court presently intends to administer the July 2020 bar examination on July 29-30, 2020. All deadlines will remain in place.

July 2020 Examination

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)

MPRE application should be mailed to NCBE or apply online at www.ncbex.org

Should you need further information, contact Nora Borja at(670) 236-9800.

Bar Applications

Attorney Admissions Ceremony

Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro administered the oath of office to Gretchen A. Smith on April 6, 2019, at the U.S. District Court for the N.M.I.

Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro administered the attorney’s oath to Gretchen A. Smith on April 6, 2019, in the Courtroom of  U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.

On April 9, 2020, Carmen V. Borja is sworn into the CNMI Bar by Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro in the Supreme Court Courtroom. 

Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro administers the attorney’s oath to Jonathan Robert Glass during the Bar Admissions Ceremony on April 9, 2020.

NOTICE TO ALL BAR EXAM APPLICANTS
RE: PORTABILITY OF SCORES
EARNED ON THE CNMI BAR EXAMINATION
December 19, 2013

The bar examination administered in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands mirrors the Uniform Bar Examination (“UBE”) that is created and sanctioned by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

At this time, the Commonwealth does not practice reciprocity with any other jurisdiction that administers the UBE. Thus, other UBE jurisdictions are not required to accept any UBE scored that is earned on the Commonwealth bar examination.

Therefore, any score earned on the Commonwealth bar examination is not “portable” as that word is used by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Until such time that the Commonwealth creates reciprocity with other UBE jurisdictions, portions of the Rules of Admission that purport to create a portable UBE score have been suspended.

For more information, please review the Supreme Court Order, In re the Northern Mariana Islands Supreme Court rules: Rules of Admission, No. 2013-ADM-0036-RUL (NMI Sup. Ct. Dec. 19, 2013) (Administrative Order) which can be found on this website or contact the Supreme Court Clerk of Court.