News & Notices

Local Winners of 2017 Civics Contest Announced!

The District Court of Guam pleased to announce the winners of its local essay and video contest on theme, “Not to be Forgotten:  Legal Lessons of the Japanese Internment”  The contest, co-hosted by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was open to all island high school students and home-schooled students of equivalent grade status.     
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9th Circuit Lawyer Representative Issues Report

Rodney ("Rod") Jacob, Esq., the District Court's representative to the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee (LRCC) since 2010, has issued his annual report in anticipation of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference to be held in July 2017.  
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14th Amendment Conversatorio Online!

Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, U.S. Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr. are pleased to announce that in celebration of 2017 Law Week, the court hosted a “Conversatorio” or panel discussion on the 14th Amendment at the courthouse on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. An online video of the event is available for viewing.  
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14th Amendment "Conversatorio"

Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, U.S. Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr. are pleased to announce that in celebration of 2017 Law Week, the court will be hosting a “Conversatorio” or panel discussion on the 14th Amendment at the courthouse on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The theme of this event and of Law Week this year is, “The Fourteenth Amendment:  Transforming American Democracy.”  
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CJA Panel Compensation Rate Increases

The courts have received sufficient fiscal year 2017 funding in the “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017” to increase the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates from $129 to $132 for non-capital work and from $183 to $185 for capital work performed on or after May 5, 2017. The non-capital rate increase will result in an increase to three of the panel attorney case compensation maximums in non-capital cases.  
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2017 Law Month Activities

This year's law week theme is, "The Fourteenth Amendment: Transforming American Democracy."  The District Court of Guam, the Judiciary of Guam and the Guam Bar Association are pleased to host the following law month events.
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