Tuesday, June 2, 2015


This was posted on Diana's blog by CNMI lawyer: Do you think the Denver Law firm would risk disciplinary sanctions?

CNMI LawyerJune 2, 2015 at 9:39 AM

I am admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit, but that does not authorize me to appear before each of the federal district courts thereunder, including the District Court of Guam, without a separate permanent or pro hac vice (temporary) admission to that district court.

Likewise, giving legal advice about Guam law to clients based on Guam requires admission by the Guam Supreme Court to the Guam Bar Association.

Failure to comply raises the very real possibility of disciplinary sanctions for unauthorized practice of law, with significant malpractice insurance liability exposure on behalf of third parties foreseeably harmed by erroneous advice and opinions.


The fact of the matter is, a large firm such as Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP certainly knows better than to "practice" law in a jurisdiction where it has no authorization to do so. And an examination of the opinion - if the public were allowed to actually see it - probably includes a disclaimer stating that the opinion in no way attempts to interpret Guam law. Any lawyer or legal firm would be absolutely stupid not to do include such a disclaimer, let alone a firm the size of LRR LPP. 

And this is precisely why Apuron will not permit it to be seen. In short, Apuron used a ton of money to hire a firm to render an opinion that - because the firm cannot render an authoritative legal opinion on a Guam real estate transaction - is absolutely useless. 

It's more of Apuron's smoke and mirrors. He believes that the Catholics of this diocese are stupid. He believes this first because of his own arrogance and second because this is how the kiko-colonizers that he runs with view us. Thus he thinks he can buffalo us with bull crap by hiring some sort of high-priced "great white" law firm to cow the natives and make you all shut up. 

In fact we can be certain of this because if the Denver firm's opinion DID what Apuron says it does, he would make sure we all had a copy. 

Instead he has made sure that no one has a copy. 

Note to Cardinal Filoni, Prefect for the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples: Do you see the extent of the evil you are propping up? 

We do. 

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