The Judicial Conference of the United States approved amendments to Appellate Rule 25, Bankruptcy Rule 5005, Civil Rule 5, and Criminal Rule 49 mandating electronic filing and service in civil, criminal, and bankruptcy cases. Those amendments were transmitted to Congress on April 26, 2018 and will become effective December 1, 2018. A complete set of the amendments is available here:
"What is an 'Unreasonable Search and Seizure' in the Digital Age?"
The Federal Judiciary has developed a Next Generation (NextGen) Case Management/ Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system that will allow electronic filers to use the same account for both PACER and electronic filing access. The District Court of Guam is not beginning preparations to adopt this new system.
The Honorable Gustavo A. Gelpi is currently the Chief Judge of the United States District Court in Puerto Rico. He was appointed to the federal bench by President George W. Bush in 2006. Previously, he served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge and as a Solicitor General for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The District Court of Guam and Guam Bar Association hosted a unique contest for aspiring court sketch artists in conjunction with 2018 Law Week. High school students and adult members of the public registered for the contest online and sketched an aspect of any public court proceeding at the District Court of Guam from April 1, 2018, through April 27, 2018. Registered contestants submitted their original artwork of any size to the court’s Clerk’s Office by the deadline on May 1, 2018.
Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood ceremonially swore Mr. Anderson in at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018. He was previously appointed Interim U.S. Attorney by U.S. Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III on January 4, 2018, for a period of 120 days.
Mr. Anderson has previously held the positions of First Assistant United States Attorney and Criminal Chief for the districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.