Guam – The Superior Court of Guam has announced that James L. Canto II will be sworn in as a judge of the Superior Court of Guam next week Wednesday, October 5th.
The investiture ceremony will be held at NOON in the Atrium of the Guam Judicial Center in Hagåtña.
Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido will administer the oath of office.
Governor Eddie Baza Calvo appointed Canto to the bench on July 4, 2011, following the retirement of Judge Steven S. Unpingco earlier this year. He was unanimously confirmed by the 31st Guam Legislature on September 19.
The newest judge received his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California in 1995 and has been a member of the Guam Bar Association since May 1996. Prior to joining the Judiciary of Guam, he was a public defender, a private practitioner, and a public servant and has extensive trial, arbitration, and mediation experience in criminal law, civil law, domestic and family law, juvenile law, corporate and business law, administrative law, telecommunications law, class actions, and employment law.
Raised on Guam since the age of 4, Canto is married to Emily Leon Guerrero Canto, with whom he raises two children. A graduate of the John F. Kennedy High School in Tumon, Guam, he is also a proud veteran of the United States Army.