Sadly, ASBA Secretary Kelly Smith has left the island to pursue a new career. At last night’s meeting, Blake Hanley was chosen to be the new ASBA secretary. Blake will be an excellent addition to the executive committee, and the ASBA is proud to have him on board.
The ASBA is still looking for volunteers to help identify and organize headnotes for the new volumes of the ASRs. The quicker this is done, the quicker the ASRs can be released. Sharron Rancourt will be organizing this project. If you would like to participate, please get in touch with her.
Departing Assistant Attorney General, and ASBA member, Nick Deganhart spoke with KHJ Radio about practicing criminal law in American Samoa. Deganhart suggested that the criminal justice system should seek alternatives to jail in sentencing.
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High Court will resume in the High Court building beginning June 20, 2011. Since the tsunami in 2009, court has been held in the GHC Reid Building. All renovations will be completed by next Monday, and all scheduled hearings will be moved. Attorneys are encouraged to call the High Court to determine whether their hearings will be affected.
Update: Samoa News Story