Guam – District Court Judge Francis Tydingco Gatewood has appointed Attorney Rodney Jacob as the 9th Circuit Lawyer representative.
Jacob joins 164 Lawyer Representatives who have been chosen to represent attorneys practicing in each of the 9th Circuit’s 15 Districts.
As Guam’s District representative Jacob will work closely with the Chief Judge to improve the overall delivery of public service by the District Court of Guam by enhancing access to the court system and fostering open communication between lawyers and judges.
Jacob served as Guam’s Law Week Committee Co-Chair for the past 3 years. During his tenure, Guam received the American Bar Association’s Outstanding Law Day Activity Award for 2008 and 2009 and was recognized nationally for its outstanding efforts to raise awareness about legal resources available on island through local and federal courts.
In a release, Judge Tydingco-Gatewood states that: “it was Mr. Jacob’s ‘outstanding tenure as a practicing attorney with our local and federal bar and his immense contribution to our community in providing access to justice that served as the inspiration for Mr. Jacob’s appointment.”