U.S. Attorney’s Office Participates in Law Week Events
ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), announced the U.S. Attorney’s Office participation in various events for Law Week.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office was invited to participate in the annual Law Week Law Fair held on April 30, 2016, at the Judiciary of Guam, at which members of the law community were encouraged to disseminate materials relating to their respective organizations to the public and to answer questions about their organization’s mission and purpose.
This year's Law Day theme was "Miranda: More than Words." The theme highlighted the procedural protections afforded to all by the U.S. Constitution; how these rights are safeguarded by the courts; and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty. In addition to the Law Day theme, Law Week activities sought to educate about the legal system and the rule of law, with events focused on teaching students and the general public about court proceedings and the justice system. Law Week activities allowed the community to obtain first-hand information of the different aspects of the law from our justice system partners.
On May 6, 2016, U.S. Attorney Limtiaco participated in a Conversatorio panel on “Miranda: More than Words” at the U.S. District Court of Guam and spoke with Criminal Justice students from Guam Community College and the University of Guam about Miranda and related U.S. Constitution and justice system issues. Also present were U.S. District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, U.S. District Court of Guam Magistrate Judge Joaquin Manibusan, Supreme Court of Guam Associate Justice F. Philip Carbullido, Supreme Court of Guam Associate Justice Katherine Maraman, Federal Public Defender John Gorman, Judge Advocates from all military branches, and Federal Law Enforcement Officers/Deputies/Agents.
See the following photos taken at the events.