Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido will swear in Judge Select Dana A. Gutierrez at an investiture ceremony on Friday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m. in the Guam Judicial Center in Hagåtña.
Judge Select Gutierrez was appointed by Governor Lourdes Leon Guerrero in November to serve as a judge in the Superior Court of Guam.
Chief Justice Carbullido said, “now more than ever, maintaining and continuing court operations, requires a full complement of Superior Court judges to fulfill the needs and statutory obligations of matters bought before the Superior Court.”
Presiding Judge Alberto C. Lamorena said, “she [Gutierrez] will definitely assist with the workload of the trial courts as we continue to address the backlog of cases resulting from the pandemic. I am confident that our new Superior Court judge will perform her judicial duties fairly and impartially.”
Gutierrez, a graduate from the Academy of Our Lady of Guam received her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Political Science and East Asian Area Studies in 1993, and then her Juris Doctor Degree in 1997 from the University of Southern California.
Gutierrez previously served as the Director of Policy, Planning, and Community Relations for the Judiciary from July 2015 to September 2016, and most recently was an attorney with the law firm of Calvo Fisher & Jacob, LLP.
Gutierrez will serve as the seventh judge in the Superior Court of Guam following her investiture.
(Judiciary of Guam)