Guam Judiciary expands hours of operation for a limited set of transactions

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Administrative Order No. ADM20-361

The court recognizes that the recent spike in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Guam requires the continuation of measures to limit the transmission of the disease. At the same time, the court recognizes the need to expand its services to provide greater access to justice in non-essential matters, while keeping at the forefront the need to protect the health and safety of court employees, patrons, and the general public.

With these considerations in mind, the court issues this THIRD UPDATED ORDER in the interest of the public health.

Effective from the date of this Updated Order, Administrative Order No. ADM20-361, shall repeal and replace Administrative Order No. ADM20-260.

Relative to Updated Order ADM20-361, please be aware of the following reminders:

• Effective Thursday July 2 the Guam Judicial Center in Hagåtña will expand its hours to the
public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, for a limited set of transactions, namely:

o Payment of traffic citations;
o Payment of case-related obligations, including bail, restitution, and fines and fees; and
o Requests for traffic and court clearances.

• Effective Thursday, July 2, the Northern Court Satellite in Dededo will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, for a limited set of transactions, namely:

o Payment of traffic citations;
o Payment of case-related obligations, including bail, restitution, and fines and fees; and
o Requests for traffic and court clearances.

• Extends the commencement of grand jury proceedings to no earlier than July 13.
• Extends the suspension of weekend sentences at DOC until August 1.
• Extends delayed confinement until August 1.
• Permits the Clerk of Court and parties to continue to serve documents through electronic means or by mail, except where personal service is required.

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