by Mindy Aguon
Guam - U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be on Guam this week. She is the honorary guest and one of several guest speakers for the 2012 District Conference that will be held at the Hilton Hotel on Thursday. The conference is co-sponsored by the Guam Bar Association.
Sotomayor is scheduled to preside over the swearing in ceremony for new admittees to the Guam Bar and Federal Bar and speak to conference participants during one session. The conference will also include panel discussions that include "What's happening in the 9th Circuit?", "Are the territories created equally?", and "Lessons and traps for trial lawyers".
Justice Sotomayor is also scheduled to attend the NMI District Court Conference in the CNMI before spending a week on Hawaii visiting the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the law school there. The associate justice was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009 and is the first Hispanic and third female justice.