Name of Court’s Chief Justice

Nelson A. Joseph

Name of Court’s Presiding Judge

Presiding Judge is appointed by Chief Justice on each appeal cases.

Name of Court’s Court Administrator

Director: Gustin S. Harris
Administrative Officer: David Alfons

Court’s Mission Statement / Vision Statement

Mission: The mission statement of the pohnpei Judiciary describe our purpose as an organization. Our goal is to serve the people of Pohnpei through the fair and timely administration of Justice while discharging our judicial duties and responsibilities in accordance with the constitutional, laws, and Customs and traditions of our unique island state. As the third branch of the Pohnpei State Government, the court is entrusted with the role of preserving the rule of law while protecting public safety. The justices of the court are challenged to stay focused on the core mission of fairly and timely resolution of cases brought before them, while remaining cognizant of the changing needs of the community and public expectations that the judicial branch should solve complex social problems. The Pohnpei Judiciary will continually strive to perform our mission efficiently while remaining accessible, innovative and responsive to the community we serve.


List of Names, Official Titles, and Contact Information (Phone Number and Email Address) of All Court’s Judges and Staff


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Names Official Titles Email Address
Gustin Harris Director
David Alfons Administrative Office
Johnny Peter Chief Clerk
Heather Marie Lee Law Clerk
Jackson Luke Probation Officer
Justin Hetiback appellate Clerk
Efler Eliou Assistant Clerk
Nathanilel Lohn Assistant Clerk
Esmirelda Elias Assistant Clerk
Dania Aisawa Assistant clerk
Mayceleen JD Anson Associate Justice
Robert P. Nakasone Associate Justice
Nelson A Joseph Chief Justice
Nickontro W. Johnny Associate
Erwine H. Nanpei Associate Justice
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Total Judges

Total of 5 justices in the supreme court and 3 judges in it inferior court of land tenure


Total Staff

Court of Land:11
Pohnpei State Court: 21



Phone: (691) 320-5126/2355/5125/2512/
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