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ASR Volunteers Still Needed


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.

ASR Volunteers Needed


The Chief Justice has requested the Bar’s assistance finalizing the new editions of the ASRs.  Specifically, the ASBA can help writing headnotes and compiling a digest for the 8-12 ASR3d.  If you can help in this project, or would like to lead the ASBA’s effort, please get in touch with the ASBA President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Amendments To The Constitution And By-Laws


At the annual meeting on April 28th, the Constitution and By-Laws Committee will present four amendments for the ASBA’s consideration. Please read over the proposals and have comments and amendments ready during the meeting.

(1)  An amendment to the By-Laws changing the number needed for quorum from 10 members, to 20% of the on-island members. Read it here.

(2) An amendment to the Constitution adding as an officer an American Bar Association Delegate. Read it here.

(3) An amendment to the By-Laws adding as an officer an American Bar Association Delegate. Read it here.

(4) An interpretation of the notice requirements found in the Constitution and By-Laws to include email and other electronic communication. Read it here.

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. .

Court Memo: Appellate Cases


The Chief Justice has released a new memo regarding the pending appellate cases. With the announcement that Judge Ward and Judge Patea have been made Associate Justices, the Chief Justice has announced that future appellate panels will be made up entirely of on-island justices. The three justices that were not part of the original decision will act as appellate judges.

Members that have comments regarding this should email the President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The memo can be read here. (.pdf 10kb)

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