Court of Common Pleas
The Court of Common Pleas was established in 1982 by the Olbiil Era Kelulau to handle common civil and criminal cases. See 4 PNC ยงยง 203-207. The Court of Common Pleas has jurisdiction to hear civil cases worth $10,000 or less (except adjudication of land interests) and all divorce and child support cases regardless of the amount in controversy. Many of the civil cases that come before the Court include name changes, family law matters, and estate settlement proceedings. The Court also hears small claims (worth $3,000 or less) in less formal hearings. The Court of Common Pleas is assigned a criminal docket by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and is authorized to hear cases where the maximum possible punishment will not exceed a $10,000 fine or imprisonment for five years. Appeals from the Court of Common Pleas are filed directly with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.

Honora E. Remengesau Rudimch
Senior Judge
Phone: (680) 488-2607/4979/3331
Fax: (680)488-1597