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Judy T. Aldan assumed her duty as Clerk of Court for the NMI Supreme Court on November 2020.
Prior to joining the Judiciary, she was a staff attorney with the CNMI Law Revision, and an attorney with Torres Brothers, LLC. For several years, she served as the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator and Instructor at Northern Marianas College. She also taught leadership at Keystone Leadership Training Center in Bundang-Gu, South Korea.
Mrs. Aldan obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 2008 and studied International Law in Florence, Italy with Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law. Mrs. Aldan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis in American Government and Public Policy from Boise State University in 2004. She is a graduate of Timberline High School in Boise, Idaho. Originally from Saipan, Mrs. Aldan returned home and joined the CNMI Bar in 2008.
Her deputy clerk of court is Nora V. Borja.
The Office of the Clerk of Court is the public office and record keeper of the Commonwealth Supreme Court. The Clerk’s Office performs duties in support of the Court’s constitutional responsibilities. These duties include docketing appeals and petitions, accepting case filings, disseminating orders and opinions, and scheduling oral arguments. All appeals are governed by the NMI Supreme Court Rules, which can be found here.
The Clerk of Court for the Supreme Court is appointed by the Chief Justice. The Clerk, and every deputy clerk, must take an oath of office that he or she will execute the duties of his or her office in accordance with the law and the NMI Supreme Court Rules. The Clerk may be assigned any number of other responsibilities in addition to managing the Court’s docket. Past responsibilities include coordinating outreach programs, managing rules committees, acting as liaison between the public and the Court, among other duties.
Nora V. Borja, Deputy Clerk of Court