Guam District Court Leadership Day Winners Spend a Day at Court

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Guam – “Island Leadership Day” was held at Guam’s District Court today.

This was the last “Law Week 2014” event for the District Court of Guam.

The top three winners of the recent Law Week essay contested were invited to the District Court to shadow three court executives and to learn more about the operation of the U.S. courts.

First place winner Ceejay Pilarca from John F. Kennedy High School will shadow Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, second place winner Ana Alicia Bordallo from the Academy of Our Lady of Guam will shadow U.S. Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr., and third place winner Kitana Mai from Okkodo High School will shadow Chief U.S. Probation Officer Rossanna Villagomez-Aguon.

  

[L-R: 3rd Place Winner Kitana Mai (Okkodo)- Chief Probation – Officer Rossana Villagomez-Aguon;  1st Place Winner Ceejay Pilarca (JFK)- Chief Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood; 2nd Place Winner Ana Alicia Bordallo (AOLG)- U.S. – Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr.].

The students participated in the Naturalization ceremony with U.S. Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr. presiding and attended a sentencing hearing before Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood with a case involving 3 different bomb threats at the Superior Court of Guam and the Dededo Mall.

They toured the courthouse and participated in a close quarter battle at the U.S. Marshals Service Office.

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[L-R: Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative Rodney Jacob, Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, 3rd Place Winner Kitana Mai, 1st Place Winner Ceejay Pilarca, 2nd Place Winner Ana Alicia Bordallo, U.S. Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr., Chief Probation Officer Rossana Villagomez-Aguon and U.S. Marshal Frank Leon Guerrero].