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The Honorable Chief Justice Robert J. Torres, Jr., born and raised on Guam, was appointed by Governor Felix P. Camacho to serve as one of the three justices on the highest appellate court in Guam, the Supreme Court, on April 17, 2003.

The 27th Guam Legislature unanimously confirmed his nomination on September 18, 2003. Chief Justice Torres was sworn in on January 16, 2004 as the 7th full time Justice in the history of the Supreme Court of Guam and was installed as Chief Justice on January 15, 2008.

Chief Justice Torres was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts and received his B.B.A. in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude; Beta Gamma Sigma; Beta Alpha Psi) from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana,

Since his appointment to the Supreme Court, his Honor has been deeply involved with issues of technology and automation in the judiciary. He chairs the Judiciary’s technology subcommittee tasked with developing long range strategy for technology and automation in Guam’s judicial system in an effort to better serve the people of the island.

Through the expertise and vision of Chief Justice Torres, the judiciary advances in technology and automation has brought the courts of Guam into the 21st century. He played a central role in instituting several projects that expanded the application of technology in the judiciary – including e-filing with the Supreme Court, employing wireless technology in the courtrooms, adopting ethical and use standards for computers in the Judicial Branch. effecting videoconferencing in initial appearances, and contemplating the design and acquisition of a modern case management system.