Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Three Attorneys Newly Admitted to Practice Before the FSM Supreme Court

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): May 20, 2010 - On April 12, 2010, Mr. William D. Douglas, Ms. Marsha R. Kennedy, and Mr. Daniel Rescue, Jr. were admitted to practice law before the FSM Supreme Court, in a brief swearing-in ceremony administered at the FSM Supreme Court by associate justice Dennis Yamase.

All three lawyers took and successfully passed the FSM Bar Examination on March 4, 2010; a requirement which all attorneys must meet before practicing law before the FSM Supreme Court.

Mr. Rescue, originally from Chuuk, recently graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2009, in Lansing, Michigan. He is now working at the National Government with the Justice Department as a Staff Attorney.

Ms. Kennedy, a US Citizen, former Staff Attorney for FSM Congress, is also a member in good standing of the District of Columbia, Court of Appeal and District of South Carolina. She graduated with a JD-MBA from the University of Tennessee in 2003, and is currently working as a law clerk at the Pohnpei State Supreme Court.

Mr. Douglas, a US Citizen, is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Nevada; he graduated from the University of Arizona in 1988 and is currently working at the US Embassy in Kolonia, Pohnpei, as the Deputy Chief of Mission.

For more information please contact FSM Supreme court at Tel. # 320-2357.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
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P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
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