District Court of Guam hosts naturalization ceremonies

District Court of Guam naturalization ceremony (PNC file photo)

On Monday, May 03, 2021, at 9:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., the District Court of Guam will proudly host two special Law Day/Law Month Naturalization Ceremonies.

“Law Day” is celebrated annually on May 1st, a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day provides an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice, and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share.

The 2021 Law Day theme is “Advancing the Rule of Law Now.” Locally, Guam celebrates “Law Month” with many events and activities centered around the Law Day theme.

The District Court of Guam, Judiciary of Guam, and Guam Bar Association partner up every year to come up with unique events that advocate for the rule of law and teach the island’s children about Law Day themes.

This year, Law Month began with a virtual proclamation signing with Governor Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Joshua F. Tenorio.  Law Month runs until June 12, 2021.

The naturalization ceremonies will take place inside the courthouse, with social
distancing guidelines implemented, where the soon-to-be citizens, who hail from the
Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand will soon take their oath to bear faith and allegiance to our great nation.

The keynote speakers for these special Law Day/Law Month Naturalization Ceremonies will be: Honorable F. Philip Carbullido, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Guam, and Leevin Taitano Camacho, Attorney General of Guam.

This is a momentous event as the court welcomes 52 new citizens. Chief Judge Tydingco-Gatewood states: “As we get into our Law Day/Law Month festivities, it is an honor to have two colleagues and friends join me in welcoming our newest citizens and the first citizens to be sworn in on Law Day, here on Guam, where America’s day begins.”

(District Court of Guam Release)