by Mindy Aguon
Guam - After reporting that the Judiciary of Guam is currently inundated with several trials happening simultaneously, there was some criticism from members of the local bar who believe the court has been wasting resources by holding further proceeding hearings for many of their cases tying up probation officers as well. Court policy, planning and communications director Josh Tenorio disagrees and says the Judiciary has been cutting and operating more efficiently.
He told KUAM News, "We're still in transition here and some judges are more technologically savvy and look at the documents from probation officers and some are not and want to see the responsiveness if they can't get enough information from the written record, they want to be able to ask questions."
The Judiciary has been running simultaneous trials and expects to continue that over the next several months. The situation has left judges having to juggle their normal case load in between trial.