Proposed Amendment to Local Rules. ACTION REQUESTED BY COB March 18, 2022

Comments from the public and bar pursuant to 28 USC 2071 are requested by March 18, 2022 and may be sent electronically to  

The proposed modifications to Local Rule GNLR 15.1 (see link below) are intended to accommodate the court's involvement in the 2-year audio streaming pilot project of the Judicial Conference of the United States (JCUS). The most substantial proposed change is the inclusion of model language provided by the JCUS in GNRL 15.1(a)(3).

PJC EQ Summit on Family Violence Phase 1

The PJC, composed of chief judges and justices from Guam, the CNMI, Palau, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Yap, Kosrae, and American Samoa, is leading and organizing the charge with a different, yet proven solution termed “EQ” or the emotional quotient of a person - which refers to their ability to manage emotions in a healthy way. “Together as program co-chairs, Chief Justice Cyprian Manmaw of Yap island and I are honored to lead the Pacific Judicial Council in this pioneering and ambitious education outreach.

Current Court Access Policy in Response to Executive Order 2021-16

The District Court of Guam continues to be open to the public during its regular business hours, which are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on legal holidays, with certain limitations.

To further mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in light of the latest guidance and research by the Centers for Disease Control on the Delta variant, persons entering the courthouse will remain subject to COVID-19 risk prescreening, be required to wear a mask in all common areas of the courthouse building, and must adhere to 6 ft social distancing requirement.

Guam High School Student Wins 3rd Place in Ninth Circuit Civics Contest!

In the future, Jin wishes to be able to better the American community through practicing law and/or becoming involved in national politics.  He enjoys a wide range of activities including badminton, chess and creative writing. He aims to attend Harvard Law School to further his interests in civics and launch himself into a career in law.