Federal District Court for Guam Celebrates Law Week 2012 – Calender of Events

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Guam –  In celebration of Law Week, Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, U.S. Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr., and Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative, Rodney Jacob, are proud to celebrate Law Week at the District Court of Guam by opening its doors and welcoming the community to see and learn more about Guam’s federal court and its federal legal partners.

This year is the most ambitious year for the District Court of Guam’s Law Week celebration.

Law Week events at the District Court of Guam will emphasize the importance of open and accessible courts to all. This year’s Law Week theme is “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom,” which underscores the importance of our courts to everyone. As a judge, lawyer, law enforcement officer, parent, child, senior citizen, community leader, emergency responder, military service member, veteran, victim, accused, lender, debtor, etc. — the courts play a critical role in each of our lives.

This joint effort by Guam’s federal court and Guam’s federal law enforcement agencies is indeed the first of its kind in celebration of Law Day on Guam, and the District Court of Guam is proud to host events that include all segments of our community: children, young adults, veterans, senior citizens, local and federal law enforcement, community leaders, non-profit organizations, the U.S. military, our court staff and federal partners.

At the District Court of Guam’s special Law Week Naturalization Ceremony, the Honorable F. Philip Carbullido, Chief Justice of Guam, will be the keynote speaker.

There will be 51 citizens from various countries that will be naturalized at this momentous ceremony. Amongst the family and friends of the citizens, we will also have dignitary guests present to witness this special occasion in celebration of Law Week.

Making this event extra special, children from our Guam Catholic Schools will be District Court of Guam singing: Maya Jacob, a student from Saint Anthony Catholic School will sing “The Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless the U.S.A.”; Veronica Perez, a student from Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School will sing the “Guam Hymn”; and Katherine Chung from Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School will sing “America the Beautiful.”

In addition to the many exciting events scheduled for Law Week, on Wednesday, May 2, Guam’s community leaders will have an opportunity to come to the District Court of Guam to learn more about the federal judiciary system. The Mayor’s Council of Guam will also utilize the District Court of Guam’s facilities for their Regular Monthly Meeting.

You will see listed below, the overwhelming support from many of our community members, and many of our local and federal counterparts, to include: the Judiciary of Guam, the Guam Bar Association, the Office of the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor of Guam, the First Lady of Guam, the 31st Guam Legislature, Guam’s veterans, the District Court of Guam and U.S. Probation Office staff and family, Federal Protective Services, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Guam, Federal Public Defender’s
Office, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Secret Service, Guam National Guard, Sorensen Pacific Broadcasting, Monty McDowell, Joint Region Marianas, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Postal Inspector, U.S.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Defense, Mayor’s Council of Guam, Office of the Attorney General of Guam, Office of the Congresswoman of Guam, University of Guam, University of Maryland, Friends of the Crime Lab, Guam’s not for profit organizations, Office of Civil Defense and Guam Homeland Security, Department of Agriculture, Department of Corrections, Department of Military Affairs, Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Youth Affairs, Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency, Guam International Airport Authority and Aircraft Rescue Firefighters, Guam Fire Department, Port Authority of Guam, and Guam Police Department.

Saturday     APRIL 28 

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Coffee and Donut Hour with Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr. and Vietnam Veterans of America Magistrate Judge’s Courtroom, 3rd
Floor Guam’s veterans will have an opportunity to meet with Magistrate Judge Joaquin V. E. Manibusan, Jr. and take a court tour.

Sunday       April 29

Law Week Awareness Talk
District Court staff will be encouraged totalk about Law Week with their family over breakfast, lunch, dinner, or family time, so that more people
in our community will become aware of why we celebrate Law Week/Law Day.

Monday     April 30    

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day — Chief Judge’s Chamber, 4th  Floor

In celebration of the national“Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day” (celebrated on April 26 nationwide this year), children of the staff
ofthe entire courthouse familywill beinvited/allowed to bring their child(ren) to work to observe/shadow the employee during work.

Children will also be introduced and exposed to other federal agencies that our court works closely with. A fun team building activity and drug
awareness activity is planned at the end of the day with the children by the Guam National Guard Counterdrug Task Force. The infamous
“rock wall” will be available on the courthouse grounds for children to enjoy as part of the team building skills.

– 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Getting to know the Chief Judge and Magistrate Judge (Jury Deliberation Room)
– 8:45 a.m. –9:00 a.m. Photo Opportunity with Chief Judge and Magistrate Judge
– 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Children will observe Law Day Naturalization Ceremony in 4th Floor Courtroom.
– 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. –Children will have the opportunity to shadow his/her parent in the employee’s respective division.
– 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Meet the DEA Resident Agent in Charge and the DEA Special Agents
– 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Meet the FBI Resident Agent in Charge and the FBI Agents.
– 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own).
– 1:00 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. Meet the U.S. Attorney and the Federal Public Defender
– 1:25 – 1:40 p.m. Meet the Chief U.S. Probation Officer and the U.S. Probation Officers.
– 1:40 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Meet the U.S. Secret Service Agents and the U.S. Secret Service Agents.
– 2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Meet the U.S. Marshal and the U.S. Deputy Marshals
– 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Meet the Guam National Guard Counterdrug Task Force Team and enjoy an afternoon of Rock-Wall Climbing, team building

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Law Week Naturalization Ceremony
(Keynote Speaker: Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido) Special guests, such as: The Governor of Guam, the First Lady of Guam, the Lieutenant Governor of Guam, the Second Lady of Guam, the Chief Justice of Guam, Justices and Judges, the Congresswoman of Guam, the Adjutant General of Guam, the Mayor’s Council of Guam President, the Speaker, 31st Guam Legislature and the Attorney General of Guam, our front-line community leaders, will be invited to attend as special VIP guests.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Appearance on “Mondays with Monty” Talk Show re: District Court of Guam and Judiciary of Guam’s Law Week Celebration Sorensen Pacific Broadcasting, Bank of Guam Building, 8th Floor

(Chief Judge Tydingco-Gatewood, Cathleen Moylan,Justice Robert J. Torres, and Attorney Cynthia V. Ecube, President, Guam Bar Association)

LAW DAY:

Tuesday May 1

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet and Greet: Guam Law Enforcement Officers, Emergency Responders, and Military Service Members that Support the Legal/Judicial System
Chief Judge’s Courtroom, 4th Floor31st

Guam Legislature
Agencieswill be invited to sendrepresentatives to spend the afternoon at our courthouse. The attendees will have an opportunity to meet the Chief Judge, Magistrate Judge, U.S. Probation Officers, U.S. Secret Service Agents, the U.S. Marshal and Deputy Marshals, U.S. Probation Officers, DEA Resident Agent in Charge and DEA Agents, and theU.S. Postal Inspector.Those in attendance will also receive a special counterfeit training from the U.S. Secret Service. (80 – 100 attendees expected).

– 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Getting to know the Chief Judge and Magistrate Judge.
– 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Introduction of all attendees
– 2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Meet the DEA Resident Agent in Charge and DEA Agents
– 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Meet the U.S. Secret Service Resident Agent in Charge and other U.S. Secret Service Agents, and Basic Counterfeit training by U.S. Secret Service Agents
– 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Meet the U.S. Attorney
– 3:30 – 3:45 p.m. . Meet the Federal Public Defender.
– 3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet the U.S. Marshal of Guam and the NMI, and the U.S. Deputy Marshals
– 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Meet the U.S. Postal Inspector;Meet the Chief U.S. Probation Officer and the U.S. Probation Officers.
– 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. –Court Tour and Photo Op at the front steps of the courthouse with Chief Judge, Magistrate Judge and all participants.

Wednesday May 2

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Student Island Leadership Day at the Federal Court

High School students will compete through an essay contest addressing the 2012 Law Week theme. There will be 6 winners; the winner will represent their school as a “leader” in the federal court system, as a:

Chief Judge
Magistrate Judge
U.S. Marshal
United States Attorney
Chief U.S. Probation Officer
Navy Legal Services Counsel
Joint Region Marianas Fleet Judge Advocate
Joint Region Marianas Office of General Counsel

11:30 a.m. Photo op with students and leaders.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Meet and Greet Dignitary Luncheon hosted by the District Court of Guam.
The Governor of Guam, the First Lady of Guam, the Lieutenant Governor of Guam, the Second Lady of Guam, the Chief Justice of Guam, Justices and Judges, the Congresswoman of Guam, the Adjutant General of Guam, the Mayor’s Council of Guam President, the Speaker of the 31st Guam  Legislature and the Attorney General of Guam, our front-line community leaders, will be invited to attend as special VIP guests. (60 – 75 guests expected).

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Community Leaders’ Access to Justice Awareness/Meet and Greet Chief Judge’s Courtroom, 4th Floor

The Governor of Guam, the First Lady of Guam, the Lieutenant Governor of Guam, the Chief Justice of Guam, Justices and Judges, the Congresswoman of Guam, the Adjutant General of Guam, the Mayor’s Council of Guam, the Speaker, 31st Guam Legislature, the Guam Bar Association President, and the Attorney General of Guam, our front-line community leaders, will be invited to attend a special tour of our courthouse to become aware of the court’s function and role in the community. Attendees will get to meet federal agency leaders who support our federal legal system. All attendees will also have the opportunity to observe the Drug Offender Re-Entry Program/Drug Court hearing. A special lunch hosted by the District Court of Guam will be provided for attendees. (50 – 60 attendees expected).

– 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Meet DEA Resident Agent in Charge and DEA Agents
– 1:15 p.m. –1:45 p.m. Meet the U.S. Secret Service Resident Agent In Charge and U.S. Secret Service Agents
– 1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meet the U.S. Probation Office Chief and the U.S. Probation Officers
– 2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Meet the U.S. Marshal and U.S. Deputy Marshals
– 2:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Meet the U.S. District Court Staff
– 2:25 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Meet the U.S. Attorney and the Federal Public Defender
– 2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. BREAK
– 2:50 p.m. – Begin seating for Drug Court
– 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Observation of Drug Offender Re-Entry Program/Drug Court
– OPTIONAL for Leaders: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Courthouse Tour (Court rooms, Chambers, Grand Jury room, court divisions, U.S. Probation Intake, and U.S. Secret Service.)

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
College Tour: University of Guam and University of Maryland Chief Judge’s Courtroom, 4th Floor
College students from the Criminal Justice field will observe the Drug Offender Re-Entry Program/Drug Court and will also take a tour of the courthouse. (35 – 40 students).
– 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Observation of Drug Offender Re-Entry Program/Drug Court.
– 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. U.S. Marshals Services Meet and Greet
– 4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Photo op with Chief Judge and Magistrate Judge, 4th Floor Courtroom.

Thursday May 3  

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Department of Defense Schools Courthouse Tour District Court of Guam, U.S. Federal Courthouse
-9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Andersen Elementary and Middle School Tour and Photo op with Chief Judge and Magistrate Judge (70 students confirmed).
-10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Guam High School and McCool Elementary and Middle School and Photo op with Chief Judge and Magistrate
Judge (90 students confirmed).

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Not for Profit Organization Leaders Chief Judge’s Courtroom, 4th Floor

Not for Profit Organizations that deal with the Courts will be invited to send representatives to spend the afternoon at our courthouse. The attendees will have an opportunity to meet the Chief Judge, Magistrate Judge, U.S. Secret Service Resident Agent in Charge and DEA Agents, the U.S. Marshal and Deputy Marshals, FBI Resident Agent in Charge and FBI Agents, and the Chief U.S. Probation Officer and U.S. Probation Officers.There will be a courthouse tour and a group photo for all participants. (Over 50 participants expected).

– 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Getting to know the Chief Judge and Magistrate Judge /Photo Op
– 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Meet DEA Resident Agent in Charge and DEA Agents
– 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Meet FBI Resident Agent in Charge and FBI Agents
– 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Meet the U.S. Secret Service Resident Agent In Charge and U.S. Secret Service Agents
– 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Meet the U.S. Marshal and U.S. Deputy Marshals
– 3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Meet the Chief U.S. Probation Officer and the U.S. Probation Officers.
– 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Court Tour

Friday May 4    

7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Military Tour at U.S. Naval Station Guam and U.S. Coast Guard Base Guam and No Host Lunch at Molly McGees Restaurant, Naval Station
The military tours will consist of visits to the divisions who work closely with the legal/judicial system. There may also be an opportunity to visit
training stimulators, submarines, ships and/or aircraft. There may also be an opportunity to see tactical gear, equipment and supplies. The
tours will also include visits with the special forces team(s), the intelligence team(s), the military police, command center(s) and/or the
security team for the NEXand/or the AAFES, to better understand the security system, which whenever a crime is committed, the case ends
up in our federal court. Attendees will also get to meet and greet soldiers/sailors who continue to protect our nation.

Saturday  May 5  

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Story Hour with Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood and Magistrate JudgeJoaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr. (Special audience guests: Girl Scouts of Guam and Boy Scouts of Guam.) Micronesia Mall, Dededo, Guam

Children will be invited to attend a story hour with Chief JudgeTydingco-Gatewood and Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr. (empty room beside Paul’s clothing shop) at the Micronesian Mall. There will be hands-on activities for children to enjoy.

*DISTRICT COURT OF GUAM will coordinate with all federal agencies for invitation to participate in the Law Fair.

Sunday    May 6    

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Military Tour: Guam National Guard Base/Fort Juan Muna

The military tours will consist of visits to the divisions who work closely with the legal/judicial system. There may also be an opportunity to visit
training stimulators, submarines, ships and/or aircraft. There may also be an opportunity to see tactical gear, equipment and supplies. The tours will also include visits with the special forces team(s), the intelligence team(s), the military police, command center(s) and/or the security team for the NEXand/or the AAFES, to better understand the security system, which whenever a crime is committed, the case ends up in our federal court. Attendees will also get to meet and greet soldiers/sailors who continue to protect our nation.

Monday May 7  

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee and Donut Hour with Chief Judge Tydingco-Gatewood, Magistrate Judge Joaquin V. E. Manibusan, Jr. and Guam’s Man’am’ko Chief Judge’s Courtroom, 4th Floor

In conjunction with Senior Citizen’s Month, our island’s senior citizens will have an opportunity to meet with Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-
Gatewood and take a court tour.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Appearance on “Mondays with Monty” Talk Show re: District Court of Guam’s 2012 Law Week Activities and Drug Court Month Sorensen Pacific Broadcasting, Bank of Guam Building, 8th Floor

In conjunction with Law Week, Guam also celebrates Drug Court Month in May. The District Court team will speak about Drug Court on “Mondays with Monty” on this day.

Friday  May 11:

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Military Tour at Andersen Air Force Base Guam

The military tours will consist of visits to the divisions who work closely with the legal/judicial system. There may also be an opportunity to visit
training stimulators, submarines, ships and/or aircraft. There may also be an opportunity to see tactical gear, equipment and supplies. The tours will also include visits with the special forces team(s), the intelligence team(s), the military police, command center(s) and/or the security team for the NEXand/or the AAFES, to better understand the security system, which whenever a crime is committed, the case ends up in our federal court. Attendees will also get to meet and greet soldiers/sailors who continue to protect our nation.

Saturday May 19:

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Island Girl Power Career Talk with Chief Judge, Chief Probation Officer, Law Clerk, Outreach Director, Court Reporter, Guam Bar Association Madame President, Jury Administrator and Intake Clerk.  Island Girl Power Clubhouse, Dededo, Guam