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Recap of the Fourth Biannual Pacific Judicial Council Conference

The Journal of the American College of Trial Lawyers

  • Winter 2023

Rick Glaser wrote an article in the American College of Trial Lawyers' Journal recapping its partnership with the Pacific Judicial Council on a conference in Palau.

“The PJC is comprised of the chief justices and presiding judges of American Samoa, Guam, the national and state courts of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau,” he wrote. “The primary goal of the PJC is to assist in the development and delivery of continuing judicial education and court professional training and to ensure the overall improvement of the administration of justice in the member courts.”

“The training conference was the brain-child of Brian O’Neill, a former regent and past chair of the College’s International Committee," he continued. "In 2022 the Foundation of the College created the Brian O’Neill Memorial Fund in honor of Brian, who had been diagnosed with ALS in 2019 and passed away in 2020 soon after the third conference in Saipan. Fellows pay their own way to these conferences, but the fund helps defray the expenses for Fellows and other participants who are in public service – judges, prosecutors, and defenders.”

Click here to read Rick’s full article about the conference.

You can also read the entire winter issue of the Journal here. It is the international award-winning publication for Fellows of the College.