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Judge Alberto Lamorena celebrating 30th year on the bench

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He is the presiding judge, and the longest-serving member of the Superior court of Guam. Judge Alberto Lamorena is celebrating his 30th year on the bench, and talked about some of the highlights during a speech before the Rotary Club Tuesday. He says over the years, the court has always struggled to keep up with the volume of cases and a resulting backlog.

"On the criminal side, one of the things we've been doing is been requiring judges to hear cases rapidly like within one year of when the cases should be heard and disposed of, for misdemeanor cases within six months. Therapeutic courts have helped a lot in that respect because it gives the opportunity for participants to go into these programs and when they succeed usually their cases are dismissed and expunged," explained His Honor.

Lamorerna also served as a Senator in the Guam Legislature, before he was appointed to the Superior court bench in 1988 by then Governor Joseph Ada.

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