Please see the attached document, the Updated Administrative Order ADM2020-260 relative to Court Operations under exigent circumstances related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
The Supreme Court of Guam issued Administrative Order No. ADM20-254 in response to Executive Order No. 2020-16 issued by the Governor of Guam. Please see the attached Order for further details on judiciary operations.
GUAM LAW WEEK PROGRAM TO HOLD FIRST VIRTUAL FAIRY TALE MOCK TRIAL
The District Court of Guam has issued General Order No. 20-0020 that outlines the requirements of using face coverings while visiting the courthouse. Please review the attached order for further details.
The Committee on Justice will convene a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 beginning at 1:00 p.m. on the appointment of Dana A. Gutierrez to the position of Judge, Superior Court of Guam.
Please note the Guam Law Library will reopen to the public on Monday, June 8, 2020. There will be a limited reopening for Guam Bar Association members only in May, with more details forthcoming. Click below to view the Guam Law Library Memorandum for more information.
The District Court of Guam has issued General Order No. 20-0019 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the Court's access restrictions cited in General Order No. 20-0018 through June 5, 2020.
Governor Lou Leon Guerrero announced that Guam will go to Pandemic Condition of Readiness 2 (PCOR 2) at 8 a.m. ChST, Sunday, May 10, 2020 allowing some businesses to open under DPHSS guidance. Data has shown Guam's cases remain low and the island can move to start slowly reopening. Click below to view Executive Order No. 2020-14, JIC Release No. 117, and DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-07
In response to continued efforts to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and with the consent of the Supreme Court of Guam, the Guam Bar Association Annual Meeting is tentatively rescheduled for July 2020. An exact date has not been scheduled but more information is forthcoming.
Northern Court Satellite to Expand Services May 11, 2020
Due to the ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Supreme Court of Guam issued Administrative Order No. ADM20-239 on May 4, 2020 outlining continued changes to its operational procedures. Note that this Updated Order repeals and replaces Administrative Order Nos. ADM20-203, ADM20-206, ADM20-207, ADM20-210,ADM20-211,ADM20-212,ADM20-214,and ADM20-220.
Please note that the District Court of Guam and the U.S. Pretrial and Probation Office are closed through May 8, 2020. Click on General Order 20-0018 for further operational information due to ongoing precautions in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note that the 2020 District Court of Guam Annual Conference, previously scheduled for Thursday, July 16, 2020 is postponed for a later date in the future when large gatherings can be safely scheduled.
The Committee on Health, Tourism, Historic Preservation, Land and Justice will convene a virtual public hearing on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m ChST via Zoom. Please see the attached flyer on how to connect to the virtual meeting and further details on Bill No. 321-35 (COR).
Improve your online legal research skills using Westlaw with this free CLE Live course hosted by the Westlaw Government Account Team, on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. ChST. See the flyer details on registration information. For any registration questions, please contact the Guam GLaw Library at 477-7623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In light of the current health emergency, the District Court of Guam along with the Judiciary of Guam and the Guam Bar Association are launching the iCivics COVID-19 Education Challenge to help keep our students engaged and their minds challenged in civics education.
In light of the Governor’s and Chief Justice’s orders limiting governmental and judicial operations, the Guam Law Library will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Please see the attached Memorandum for further information on GBA member access to the library prior to reopening to the public.
General Order No. 20-0015 has been issued by Chief Justice Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood as the District Court of Guam continues to adjust its policies and procedures in the daily operations of the courthouse. Please see the attached Order for further changes to its operations due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Amidst the current public health emergency and the closure of our educational system across the island, the Guam Bar Association, along with the Judiciary of Guam and the District Court of Guam continues to move forward on a limited number of Law Day activities.
Administrative Order No. ADM20-220, Re: Relative to Extending the Closure of Non-Essential Court Operations and Tolling Time Limitations Under Exigent Circumstances Related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), was filed this afternoon, Friday, April 10, 2020. Below is a brief summary of the Order.
The Board of Law Examiners have rescheduled the upcoming Guam Bar Examination from July 2020 to September 9-10, 2020 due to COVID-19. Please see Administrative Order No. ADM20-218 for complete details.
Please note that this Guidance replaces in its entirety, the DPHSS Guidance Memo. 2020-03 dated April 3, 2020; which was issued in error. This Guidance supplements DPHSS Guidance Memoranda 2020-01 and 2020-02 issued by the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services on March 19, 2020 and March 28, 2020, respectively. See attached for further details.