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Jacob Appointed to Ninth Circuit Lawyer Coordinating Committee

CJP's Rodney Jacob has been appointed as the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Coordinating Committee Representative for the District of Guam.  According to the Court's press release:

"Chief Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood is pleased to announce the appointment of attorney Rodney J. Jacob to be the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Coordinating Committee Representative for the District of Guam, effective January 4, 2024.

As the District of Guam’s Lawyer Representative, Mr. Jacob will work to improve the overall delivery of public service by the District Court of Guam by enhancing access to the court system and fostering open communication between lawyers and judges. As the primary liaison between the federal bench and the practicing federal bar, Mr. Jacob is tasked with chairing the annual district conference in accordance with national guidelines and will publish the Annual District Report for Guam and present that report to the Ninth Circuit. Additionally, Mr. Jacob will attend and participate in the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, and in the conference resolution process. He will also educate members of the bar generally about the conference and solicit their reviews.

Mr. Jacob has served on several committees at the District Court of Guam, including the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, the Civil Local Rules of Practice Committee, and the Annual District Conference Committees from 2009 to 2018. In addition, he has coordinated U.S. Department of the Interior and the Ninth Circuit sponsored ADR educational and training programs for the courts and bars of all the U.S. Territories and insular areas and has coordinated numerous conferences for the bench and bars of the CNMI and Palau. In 2018, he was presented with the District Court of Guam’s Cristobal C. Dueñas Excellence Award."