Governor Togiola T.A. Tulafono congratulated the ASBA for the recent gain of a seat in the American Bar Association House of Delegates. The Governor called it an “important recognition” of the ASBA. During the 2010 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, the Governor gave a speech in support of American Samoa’s recognition in the House of Delegates.
For more, please visit SamoaNews.com
Guam’s delegate to the American Bar Association, Joaquin Arriola, welcomed American Samoa to the ABA in a letter to Governor Tulafono, Chief Justice Kruse, and ASBA President Sean Morrison. In the letter, Mr. Arriola states that he is “proud and pleased” to welcome American Samoa to the ABA. He said the proposal was passed by an “overwhelming voice vote.”
Mr. Arriola was a strong supporter of the proposal to add American Samoa to the ABA House of Delegates,and one of its leading speakers.
A full copy of the letter may be read here [pdf 91kb].
In February 2012, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Australian Human Rights Centre of the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales will host an international conference Justice for All? The International Criminal Court – A Conference: A Ten Year Review. The conference will mark the 10th Anniversary of the operation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and discuss the work and impact of the ICC during its first decade. The President and Registrar of the ICC will be attending the conference.
For more information, please visit the University of New South Wales website.
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].