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Annual District Court of Guam and Biennial Pacific Judicial Council Conference

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
L to R, standing:  Jacqueline Terlaje, President, Guam Bar Association; Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood; Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido; Rear Admiral Benjamin Nicholson; Ronald L. Davis, Director, U.S. Marshals Service; Fernando L.G. Sablan, U.S. Marshal.  L to R, seated: Kaleb Udui, Jr., Minister of Finance, Republic of Palau; Ambassador Chantale Wong, Asian Development Bank; and Judge M. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The Pacific Judicial Council was established over 25 years ago in an effort to encourage dialogue between the members of the Council through a non-profit association. The Council is comprised of the Chief ​Justices and Presiding Judges of American Samoa, Guam, ​the National and State Courts of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Northern Marianas Islands, and Palau. ​

The primary goal was to assist in the development and delivery of continuing judicial education and court professional training and to ensure the overall improvement of the administration of justice in the member courts.

Every other year, the Chief Justices and judges meet at the Pacific Judicial Conference with all of the judges of the ​nine jurisdictions.

Beginning September 16 through September 23, 2022, there will be a series of conferences held in both Saipan and Guam: