Bar News

Apr

09

April 09, 2011 BY

Japan Earthquake And Tsunami


The American Samoa Bar Association is shocked and saddened by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.  It is with the ever present memory of our own tsunami experience in 2009 that we send out our hearts and prayers to the victims of this disaster.

To help with the tsunami and earthquake relief efforts in Japan, please make a donation to the Red Cross or other relief agency.  As the world helped us in our time of need, so we should help the people of Japan.

Red Cross Donations

The President discusses the bar’s admittance into the ABA and what it means for American Samoa and the ASBA.

The President’s Message can be read here.

Filed Under: Statements

Apr

09

April 09, 2011 BY

Dog Law: Vicious Dogs; Your Rights And Responsibilities


The American Samoa Bar Association, in conjunction with the American Samoa Humane Society, hosted a panel discussion entitled “Dog Law: Vicious Dogs, Your Rights and Responsibilities.”  This panel presented on the local laws relating to vicious dogs, including the criminal laws, civil liability and rights, and ownership issues.  The event was open to the public.

For more information, please follow the link here – Vicious Dogs

Filed Under: News

Apr

09

April 09, 2011 BY

Dog Law: Vicious Dogs; Your Rights And Responsibilities


The American Samoa Bar Association, in conjunction with the American Samoa Humane Society, hosted a panel discussion entitled “Dog Law: Vicious Dogs, Your Rights and Responsibilities.”  This panel presented on the local laws relating to vicious dogs, including the criminal laws, civil liability and rights, and ownership issues.  The event was open to the public.

For more information, please follow the link here – Vicious Dogs

Filed Under: Events

Apr

09

April 09, 2011 BY

Court Memo: Natural Disasters


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).

Filed Under: Court Memos

Apr

09

April 09, 2011 BY

New Guardianship Forms


Judge Ward has asked for comments from the bar concerning new guardianship forms the court plans to use.

You can download the draft forms and letter here (.pdf 3.3mb).

Comments may be made by letter directly to Judge Ward, or may be emailed to the President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Filed Under: Call For Comments

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