by Michele Catahay
Guam - May 1 marks the annual celebration of the law and of Law Day, an American Bar Association program. The law week celebration on Guam takes place from April 24 through May 3 and is hosted by the Guam Bar Association, the Judiciary of Guam and the U.S. District Court of Guam.
The theme for Law Day 2010 is "Law in the 21st Century: Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges".
2010 Law Week events include:
- A traveling exhibition showcasing the history of Guam's diverse legal system from ancient times to the current government;
- 3rd Annual "Race" Judicata – a 5K run/walk open to all on Saturday, April 24;
- Open House Tours of the Judiciary of Guam and the District Court of Guam;
- Guam screening of a short documentary written, directed, produced and performed by youth filmmakers at Guam Department of Youth Affairs on April 29;
- Mock trials performed by elementary and middle school students from April 26 to April 30, including a presentation of the trial involving the Legend of Two Lovers' Point;
- The Grand Opening of the Self–Represented Litigants Kiosk at the Judiciary on April 28;
- Law Day Naturalization Ceremony and Citizen Outreach Program at the District Court of Guam on April 30;
- The Law Fair at the Micronesia Mall from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, May 1;
- The State of the Judiciary Address on May 3;
- Supreme Court Appellate Oral Argument, Northern Court Satellite on May 3;
- Presentation of the 3rd annual Hustisia Award on May 3