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									                        DISTRICT COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
                         FIRST ANNUAL DISTRICT CONFERENCE

                         WYNDHAM SUGAR BAY RESORT & SPA
                            ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
                               TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010




8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.          Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.- 8:35 a.m.          Welcome
                              Chief Judge Curtis V. Gómez, District Court of the United States Virgin
                              Islands

8:35 a.m.- 10:05 a.m.         Judicial Independence: Can Judges Provide “Reason Free From
                              Passion?”

                              A Case Study in Judicial Independence: The Battle Between the People’s
                              Will and the First Amendment in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School
                              District
                              Judge John E. Jones, United States District Court for the Middle District
                              of Pennsylvania (M.D. Pa.)


                              Does the Concept of Judicial Independence Subvert the Will of the
                              People?
                              Moderator: Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of
                              California, Irvine School of Law

                              Panelists: Chief Justice Rhys Hodge, Supreme Court of the United States
                              Virgin Islands; Judge John E. Jones, M.D. Pa.; Senator Louis P. Hill,
                              President of the Virgin Islands Legislature; Charles W. Turnbull, Ph.D.,
                              former Governor of the Virgin Islands

                              Why Should Judges Serve as Guardians Against the “Tyranny of the
                              Majority?”
                              Moderator: Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of
                              California, Irvine School of Law

                              Panelists: Presiding Judge Darryl Donohue, United States Virgin Islands
                              Superior Court; Chief Judge Anthony Scirica, United States Court of
                              Appeals for the Third Circuit; Senator Nereida Rivera-O’Reilly,
                              Member of the Virgin Islands Legislature; Charles W. Turnbull, Ph.D.,
                              former Governor of the Virgin Islands

10:05 a.m. -10:20 a.m.        Morning Break
10:20 a.m.-11:05 a.m.    Appellate Review

                         A View from the Third Circuit on Virgin Islands Appellate Practice
                         Chief Judge Anthony J. Scirica, Third Circuit

                         Procedural Considerations in Pursuing a Review on Writ of Certiorari in
                         the Virgin Islands
                         Moderator: Pamela Colon, Esquire


                         Panelists: Venetia Velazquez, Clerk of Court for the Virgin Islands
                         Superior Court; Veronica Handy, Clerk of Court for the Virgin Islands
                         Supreme Court; Marcia M. Waldron, Clerk of Court for the Third Circuit


11:05 a.m.- 12:05 p.m.   Supreme Court Round-Up
                         Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of California, Irvine
                         School of Law


12:05 p.m.-1:05 p.m.     Lunch

                         The Spiritual Revitalization of the Legal Profession
                         Dr. David Hall, President of the University of the Virgin Islands


1:05 p.m. -2:05 p.m.     Do All Constitutional Rights Extend to U.S. Citizens in U.S. Territories?
                         Moderator: Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of
                         California, Irvine School of Law

                         Panelists: Chief Judge Frances Marie Tydingco-Gatewood, District Court
                         of Guam; U.S. Ambassador Terence A. Todman; Joanne Bozzuto,
                         Esquire; Jomo Meade, Esquire

2:05 p.m.-2:15 p.m.      Break

2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.      Bench/Bar Forum

                         District Overview
                         Chief Judge Curtis V. Gómez, District Court of the Virgin Islands

                         Magistrate Judge Issue Panel
                         Moderator: Andrew Capdeville, Esquire

                         Panelists: Magistrate Judge Geoffrey W. Barnard, District Court of the
                         Virgin Islands; Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon, District Court of
                         the Virgin Islands; Magistrate Jessica Gallivan, Superior Court of the
                         Virgin Islands; Magistrate Alan Smith, Superior Court of the Virgin
                         Islands

3:45 p.m.                Reception




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