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Guam Bar Association sets out to Improve the administration of justice and the standards of the legal profession, encourage higher and better education of its members, assist in the admission and discipline of its members and in the formulation and administration of measures to prevent the unauthorized practice of law, and assume such other responsibilities and duties as the Supreme Court of Guam may from time to time determine.
The Supreme Court of Guam is responsible for the admission, discipline and regulation of the Guam Bar membership. The Board of Governors of the Guam Bar Association, which consists of the President, Vice- President, Secretary, Treasurer and two members at large, oversees the operations and administration of the Bar. The Guam Bar Ethics Committee, a standing committee of the Bar appointed by the President and confirmed by the Supreme Court of Guam, is responsible for accepting complaints and imposing discipline on members which may constitute violations of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct adopted by the American Bar Association. Other standing committees of the Bar include Programs and Public Relations, Legislative Liaison, Continuing Legal Education, Library, Legal Aid and Lawyer Referrals, and Judicial Liaison.
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To become a member of the Guam Bar Association, it is necessary to first be admitted to practice law in the courts of Guam. To qualify for admission to practice law in Guam, a person must adhere to the Supreme Court of Guam’s Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law. Those Rules can be found on the Board of Law Examiner’s section of the Judiciary of Guam’s website at http://www.guamcourts.org/BrdLawExam/board.html. Once an individual has been sworn in by the Supreme Court of Guam, they can (and must, as the bar of Guam is fully integrated and mandatory) become an active member of the GBA in order to practice law on Guam.
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