High Court of American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA 96799
Thomas W. Murphy
November 13, 1981
American Samoa Bar Association
Mr. Roy J.D. Hall, Jr.
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Dear Mr. Hall:
Your committee has requested that I render an opinion regarding residency requirements for applicants for admission to the American Samoa Bar Association to practice before the High Court of American Samoa.
While the new rules do not specifically set forth any length of time for resident prior to seeking admission to practice, it is clear that one must, of course, be a resident in order to apply for admission.
You may regard this opinion, as an amendment to the local rules for admission pursuant to the statute empowering the Chief Justice to promote a such rule. ASCA 31.0101.
/s/ Thomas W. Murphy
THOMAS W. MURPHY
Acting Chief Justice