||Arthur R. Barcinas
Judge Arthur R. Barcinas is a Superior Court Judge in Guam
Upon his appointment and confirmation to the Superior Court of Guam in 2004, Judge Arthur R. Barcinas brought to the Superior Court a strong belief that the indigent have the same right as the wealthy to competent representation. During his 14-year career as an attorney in private practice, he represented indigent parties in numerous pro bono cases. He also served as Chairman of the Chamorro Land Trust Commission Board, an entity that sought to promote land ownership by locals. Currently, he is the Chairman for the Law Library Board, which is responsible for ensuring that the islandís repository for legal documents receives the necessary support, both in terms of resources and funding. He is an active participant in several Judiciary subcommittees, advising on issues relating to Pro Se Litigation, Criminal Jury Instructions, Bar Admissions and Attorney Discipline, and Rules of Civil Procedure and Superior Court Rules Revisions. Although the latest judge to take the bench of the Superior Court, Judge Barcinas is not unfamiliar with the position, having served as the Hearings Officer for Small Claims Court for eight years. He also served as a Traffic Court Judge Pro Tem and an Administrative Hearings Officer.
He received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1986, and a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1989.
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