The Judicial Efficiency Act became law on July 11, 2006 through Public Law 28-137:1. As contemplated by the Act, the Supreme Court of Guam adopted Administrative Rule 06-001 on September 15, 2006 regarding Case Management & Disposition. AR06-001 established time standards for the efficient and prompt disposition of matters pending before the Superior Court of Guam and remained unchanged until September 1, 2013. (To review Administrative Rule 06-001.)
In 2011, the National Center for State Courts updated its recommended model time standards regarding trial court cases. Upon consideration of those updates, the Supreme Court of Guam revisited its trial court time standards and adopted Administrative Rule 13-003 on May 13, 2013, to take effect September 1, 2013. AR13-003 is now in place. (To review Administrative Rule 13-003.)
In addition, on April 3, 2012, time standards were adopted through Administrative Rule 12-01 relative to cases filed in the Supreme Court of Guam. (To review the appellate court’s time standards, Administrative Rule 12-001.) Periodic reports will be prepared and published to illustrate the Supreme Court’s performance relative to its time standards. The court’s most recent reports can be reviewed by clicking through the following links:
The Judicial Efficiency Act, AR06-001, AR13-003, and AR12-01 have been, and will continue to be, vital components of the Unified Judiciary's commitment to transparency, accountability, and efficiency. The information provided here continues the Judiciary’s commitment to providing timely and meaningful information regarding the functioning of the Judiciary.