by Mindy Aguon
Guam - A seven-member panel has been tapped to consider the reappointment of District Court Magistrate Judge Joaquin Manibusan, Jr. The District Court announced today that the panel is made up of Attorneys Frederick Black, Pat Civille, John Gorman, Elyze Mcdonald Iriarte, and Howard Trapp; as well as Jeni Shimizu and administrator of the courts Perry Taitano.
Judge Manibusan's term is set to expire in February of next year and the panel will review his performance on the job in conducting preliminary court proceedings and trials. The panel will have to submit a recommendation to Chief Judge Frances Tydingco- Gatewood.
Comments from Guam Bar Association members and the general public on Manibusan's reappointment are being accepted until July 13 to the District Court Clerk of Court.