Last week for Bordallo at Superior Court

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Judge Michael Bordallo has been tapped to serve as the magistrate judge for the District Court of Guam.

This will be the last week Judge Michael Bordallo will sit on the bench of the Superior Court of Guam as he has been tapped to serve as the magistrate judge for the District Court of Guam.

So what does this mean for the cases at the lower court which he has presided over?

Bordallo has stated that his last day on the Superior Court bench will be this Thursday, according to the notice provided to Chief Justice Phillip Carbullido and Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero.

Compiler of Laws Geraldine Cepeda says that this is something the judiciary has been preparing for.

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“In fact, we’ve already implemented measures for case management so that cases that had been assigned to Judge Bordallo are already being handled by other judges,” she said.

Cepeda said this is true for all of Bordallo’s cases, especially criminal cases where the right to a speedy trial has been asserted.

This week will be used by Bordallo to square away his case load before taking on his new caseload with the District Court of Guam.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.