Judge Ward has issued a memo regarding the summons that is issued in paternity/child support actions under ASCA 45.1501 et seq. The letter explains what needs to be in the summons and the procedure for filing it. He has also included a form summons for use.
The letter and form summons can be downloaded here [pdf 102kb].
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 A page has been added to the Legal Resources section for Unpublished Decisions. This will be an area for posting unpublished decisions between publication of the ASRs.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).
The Chief Justice has released a memo to all bar members regarding the court schedule and natural disasters. Bar members are encouraged to read the memo to understand how to react to the threat of natural disasters when a case is scheduled.
The memo can be found here (pdf 112kB).
The Chief Justice has released a new memo regarding the pending appellate cases. With the announcement that Judge Ward and Judge Patea have been made Associate Justices, the Chief Justice has announced that future appellate panels will be made up entirely of on-island justices. The three justices that were not part of the original decision will act as appellate judges.
The memo can be read here. (.pdf 10kb)