Appellate Decisions

The Appellate Court released two decisions. Pdf copies are available. A page has been added to the Legal Resources section for Unpublished Decisions. This will be an area for posting unpublished decisions between publication of the ASRs. The page can be visited here (only these two cases up so far).

O.O. Enterprises, Inc. v. Ajit Impex, HCAP 01-09 (App. Div. 2011)

American Samoa Gov’t v. Tuavale, HCAP 07-09 (App. Div. 2011)

Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

The ASBA is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2011 annual legal scholarship. If you graduated from an American Samoa high school or have personal ties with American Samoa and you are currently enrolled as a post-graduate law student in good standing, then you are eligible to apply for an American Samoa Bar Association Legal Education Scholarship grant for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The deadline for scholarship applications is August 1, 2011.

For more information on applying, please download our official announcement.

Annual Meeting – April 28th

The American Samoa Bar Association will be holding its annual meeting at 5:30 pm on April 28, 2011 at Hong Kong House in Nu’uuli. The meeting will include votes on amendments to the bar constitution and by-laws, resolutions, and new officers for 2011-2012. All bar members are strongly encouraged to come and have a voice in the new elections.

Amendments To The Constitution And By-Laws

At the annual meeting on April 28th, the Constitution and By-Laws Committee will present four amendments for the ASBA’s consideration. Please read over the proposals and have comments and amendments ready during the meeting.

(1)  An amendment to the By-Laws changing the number needed for quorum from 10 members, to 20% of the on-island members. Read it here.

(2) An amendment to the Constitution adding as an officer an American Bar Association Delegate. Read it here.

(3) An amendment to the By-Laws adding as an officer an American Bar Association Delegate. Read it here.

(4) An interpretation of the notice requirements found in the Constitution and By-Laws to include email and other electronic communication. Read it here.

ASBA On Facebook

The American Samoa Bar Association now has a page on Facebook. Have a look, and “like” us.