Judicial Vacancy Certified; Search For New Superior Court Judge Begins

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Guam – The Judicial Council of Guam has unanimously voted to certify the need to fill the vacancy created in the Superior Court of Guam by the retirement of Judge Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson, who has served on the bench since 1998.  The public meeting of the Judicial Council took place on Thursday, March 29, 2012. Judicial Council members include Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido, Justice Robert J. Torres, Justice Katherine Maraman, Presiding Judge Alberto C. Lamorena, III, and Judge Arthur R. Barcinas.

Judge Barrett-Anderson will be retiring as a full-time Judge of the Superior Court of Guam at the close of business Friday, March 30, 2012, but has agreed to be designated by Chief Justice F. Philip Carbuillido as Senior Judge Pro Tempore beginning on Monday, April 2, 2012. In this role, Barrett-Anderson will maintain the caseload assigned to her courtroom as well as the DWI Court docket pending the appointment and confirmation of her successor by Governor Eddie Baza Calvo.

The Judiciary of Guam is appreciative of Judge Barrett-Anderson for agreeing to the designation. The designation is necessary to prevent delays in the administration of justice and the adjudication of cases in Guam’s courts.

Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido will officially request that Governor Eddie Baza Calvo fill this judicial vacancy in a letter to be transmitted on Monday, April 2, 2012.