Judge Kim-Tenorio sworn in for 2nd term

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SUPERIOR Court Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio was sworn in by Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro for her second term on Dec. 20, 2019 in the CNMI Supreme Court courtroom.

Superior Court Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio, center, poses with her husband Perry Tenorio and CNMI Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro.  NMI Judiciary photo

In the 2018 elections, CNMI voters retained Judge Kim-Tenorio who was first sworn in as associate judge on Dec. 22, 2013. Her first term expired on Dec. 21, 2019.

Currently, the judge presides over the CNMI Drug Court.

Before being nominated to the judiciary, she served as legal counsel to former Gov. Eloy S. Inos. She is also a former legal counsel to the lt. governor and the CNMI Legislature.

In 2016, she was appointed by U.S. Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas to serve as a designated judge of the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.

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