News & Notices

Announcing the 2019 Civics Contest!

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the District Court of Guam are pleased to announce an essay and video contest for high school students in the western United States and Pacific Islands. Contest rules, entry instructions, and more information will be available January 2, 2019, at  
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FREE WESTLAW TRAINING on September 28, 2018

Free Westlaw Training with 9th Circuit Librarian Shannon Lashbrook The District Court of Guam, together with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Judiciary of Guam, are pleased to offer free training on Westlaw with visiting 9th Circuit Librarian Shannon Lashbrook on Friday, September 28, at 2:00 p.m. at the Judicial Education Center.  This 1-1/2 hour training will include a Westlaw Update and cover the features of Westlaw Drafting Assistant.   Attorneys may bring their laptop and use their Westlaw password to the training session, for a more interactive experience. Westlaw passwords will not be provided. Please contact Geri Cepeda at or 477-7623 to reserve your spot.
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DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 14, 2018 @ NOON (12 p.m.)!!! Constitution Day & Citizenship Day: PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Due to Typhoon Mangkhut and the aftermath of the storm, please be informed that we have extended the deadline for the Constitution Day & Citizenship Day photography contest until NOON (12:00 p.m.) on Friday, September 14, 2018. Therefore, we will be contacting all entries and announcing the winners on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.  The Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. The Guam Bar Association, District Court of Guam, and Judiciary of Guam will commemorate Constituion Day and Citizenship Day with a photography contest.  Please click the link below for rules and regulations, and more information.  Thank you! PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
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Notice of Court Closure

The District Court of Guam will be closed for business on Wednesday, August 15, 20 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a court-wide meeting.  Chief Deputy Clerk Charles B. White will be available for immediate assistance with court emergencies at 988-9031. Electronic filing, as always, will be available to registered users throughout the day. 
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CANCELLED!!! Bankruptcy Seminar on August 7, 2018. 2.5 CLE credits.

The District Court of Guam and the Guam Bar Association must regretfully CANCEL the August 7, 2018 Bankruptcy Seminar as Presenter Curtis B. Ching is unable to travel to Guam as scheduled due to a family emergency. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The District Court of Guam is pleased to present a Bankruptcy Seminar on "Business Bankruptcies--the Basics of Chapter 11" on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the District Court of Guam from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The featured speaker for the seminar will be Curtis B. Ching, Assistant U.S. Trustee, and 2.5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be available. Register online here: Click here for Press Release.
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