ASBA Law Conference Available Online

The ASBA's 40th Anniversary Law Conference held in April 2012 is now available online, in its entirety.

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40th Anniversary Law Conference to Air on KVZK

For those who missed it, or those who wish to attend again, the Bar Association's 40th Anniversary Law Conference will be airing tonight, May 2, 2012 on KVZK Channel 5 at 9:30pm.

40th Anniversary Law Conference Brought the Law to the People

The Bar Association's 40th Anniversary Law Conference, held last Saturday, was a huge success. The event was well attended and brought important legal issues straight to the people. Roy Hall gave a fascinating, and at times humorous, account of the Bar Association's history. Judge Patea introduced the Bar to JustWare, the High Court's new case management software. Sharron Rancourt presented the first Arthur A. Morrow Justice Award to an emotional Ipu Lefiti. Nathan Mease moderated a timely panel discussion on citizenship in American Samoa. The panel included Fainu'ulelei Falefatu Uiagalelei, Charles Alailima, Roy Hall, and Afoa Moega Lutu. It was a lively discussion that laid out many of the legal and political issues, while responding to questions from the public. 

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40th Anniversary Law Conference

The American Samoa Bar Association is pleased to announce its 40th Anniversary Law Conference to be held at the American Samoa Community College Auditorium on April 28, 2012. Beginning at 1:00pm, the Bar will be hosting a series of events to celebrate 40 years of promoting justice in American Samoa. The conference will include a presentation on the history of the Bar Association, the awarding of the first annual Arthur A. Morrow Justice Award, a panel discussion on citizenship and what it means for American Samoa, and a presentation on the High Court’s revised case management system.


This event is free and open to the public. This is a great opportunity to learn about key legal issues and gain valuable insights into the administration of justice in the Territory.


Draft Agenda


The Bar Discusses the 14th Amendment

The Bar will be hosting a happy hour at Maliu Mai this evening (March 5) from 5pm - 9pm. In attendance will be Mr. Neil Weare from the Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) in Washington, DC. Mr. Weare is working on a federal case that would attempt to apply the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment to the territories, making all territorial citizens constitutional US citizens. He would like to meet with the Bar to discuss the case and the opinions of the Bar. Obviously, such a case could have wide-ranging implications for the territory, so it is encouraged that everyone come out tonight to discuss. Attached is a brief summary of the issue, and more information about CAC can be found at