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Guam- The Guam Judiciary is preparing for a full schedule of activities in honor of Law Day 2012.
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A proclamation signing ceremony was held at the Superior Court of Guam building today [Friday] to kick off the celebration. Chief Justice Philip Carbullido says this year's theme of "No courts, No justice, No freedom" shows the importance of the courts and its role in ensuring access to justice for all. He also says they will be busy with many activities, including mock trials performed by elementary and middle school students, a law day naturalization ceremony and the state of the judiciary address.
“This gives us the opportunity to go out into the community and try to educate the community about the third branch of government” said Carbullido.
According to a release from Judiciary Spokesman Josh Tenorio, events will also include:
- A 5k Race Judicata Sunset Run/Walk on April 28;
- Open House Tours of the Judiciary of Guam and the District Court of Guam beginning on April 30;
- The State of the Judiciary Address by Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido on May 1;
- KGTF Video Premiere Project highlighting the importance of underfunded courts on May 1;
- Student Island Leadership Day at the District Court on May 2, 2012;
- Presentation of the 5th annual Hustisia Award on May 4;
- Mock trials performed by elementary and middle school students from April 30 to May 3;
- Law Day Naturalization Ceremony and Citizen Outreach Program at the District Court of Guam on April 30;
- A Law Fair at the Micronesia Mall from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, May 5; and
- Law Day Art and Essay Contests.
For more information on the law week activities, log on to guamcourts.org .
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