by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The Pacific Judicial Council is convening on Guam this week as judicial officers and attorneys work to improve professionalism through collaborative action. Guam Supreme Court Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido says the four-day conference is aimed at ensuring the courts remain responsive to the communities' evolving need for justice.
He told KUAM News, "We take it upon ourselves to inform ourselves of the developments in the law and in that way we continue to gain the confidence of the public in terms of the quality of justice and that should they come to our courts, that the judicial officers will have the skills to apply to resolve the case."
The council is made up of judicial officers from Guam, the CNMI, FSM, Palau and American Samoa. Presenters include several judges and several law school professors who are speaking on an array of topics from evidence and conflicts to accountability and working with court interpreters.