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1974 Cumulative Pocket Supplement
Code of Civil Procedure
Territory of Guam
COVERING THE LEGISLATION OF THE
AND TWELFTH GUAM LEGISLATURES
THE AMENDED RULES OF THE COURT
The 1974 (Second) Regular Session of the Twelfth Guam Legislature enacted Public Laws 12-71 through 12-228. Of this group, P.L. 12-78, 12-89, 12-91, 12-94, 12-95, 12-96, 12-100, 12-101, 12-106, 12-127, 12-129, 12-133, 12-135, 12-136, 12-141, 12-150, 12-159, 12-161, 12-167, 12-168, 12-170, 12-175, 12-178, 12-182, 12-196, 12-205, 12-211, 12-212, 12-219, 12-220, 12-222, and 12-228 are appropriation bills and are therefore not included in these Cumulative Code Supplements.
§ 51. Courts of justice in general. The Courts of justice of the territory of Guam consist of the Supreme Court and the Superior Court. The Judicial Council shall by rules of Court create such divisions of the Superior Court as within its judgment may be desirable and may designate which of such divisions shall be courts of record and which shall be courts not of record, provided however, that two (2) of such divisions shall be the Juvenile Court Division, a court of record, and the Traffic Court Division, a court not of record. [Enacted 1953; Repealed and reenacted by P.L. 12-85, effective July 1, 1974.]
§ 61. Composition of court. The Supreme Court shall be presided over by the Chief Justice of Guam and two (2) associate justices, all of whom shall be appointed by the Legislature for a term of eight (8) years each, unless sooner removed for cause. The Legislature shall appoint each justice from among the judges of the District Court of Guam, the Superior Court judges and three (3) additional persons who are admitted to the Guam Bar and who have practiced law in Guam for at least six (6) months who shall be nominated and whose names shall be submitted to the Legislature by the Judicial Council. The salary of the Chief Justice shall be equal to the salary of the Governor of Guam, and the salary of each of the associate justices shall be Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000) less than the salary of the Chief Justice.