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Honorable Janet Healy Weeks

 

Honorable Janet Healy Weeks

AssociateJustice (Retired)
April 21, 1996 – April 30, 1999
Judge, Superior Court of Guam
April 11, 1975 – April 20, 1996

Justice Janet Healy Weeks is the first Justice of I Kotten Mas Takhelo Guåhan to retire from the bench.  She also holds the noteworthy distinction of being the first female judge appointed to the bench on Guam and in Micronesia, as well as the first woman admitted to the Bar of Guam. She served as a trial judge in the Superior Court of Guam for more than twenty-one years before being sworn in to the bench of I Kotten Mas Takhelo Guåhan on April 21, 1996.

She is a 1955 graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston and received her law degree in 1958 from Boston College School of Law. Upon graduation, she was selected for the Attorney General’s Honor Graduate Program, and served in that capacity from 1958 to 1961 with the Justice Department in Washington, D.C.

She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Court of Military Appeals and in the Courts of the island nations of Micronesia. She sat as a designated justice in the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia, the U.S. District Court of Guam and is a justice pro tem in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau.