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American Samoa Bar Association Post Office Box 23 Pago Pago , American Samoa 96799
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We are the licensing body and the official bar association for all of those who practice law in American Samoa. The American Samoa Bar Association serves to promote justice, the rule of law, and the interests of the legal system. We do this through public education, legislative review, promoting the judiciary, and advocating the rule of law. We also offer a legal scholarship to a student that shows exemplary academics and a desire to promote the rule of law in American Samoa.

American Samoa Bar Association Resources

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Regulamentos
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

These Rules are made under 26.0303 A.S.C. which provides for proper development planning so as to safeguard public health, the environment and economic growth and well-being in American Samoa and establishes a Zoning Board. In order to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Chapter, areas within the territory of Samoa are divided into ten zones, amongst others, an Agricultural Zone, a Watershed Conservation Zone and a Recreation Conservation Zone. For each zone permitted activities are specified.

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Regulamentos
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

The provisions of this Chapter concern the administration of the American Samoa Coastal Management Program adopted under the American Samoa Coastal Management Act of 1990. The Act mandates the establishment of a system of environmental review at territorial level intended to ensure that environmental concerns are given appropriate consideration in the land use decision-making process.

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Regulamentos
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

The purpose of this Chapter is to provide guidelines for relocation payments and relocation assistance and to otherwise enable the American Samoa Government to comply with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970.The Chapter lays down rules for the assistance by the Government in relocation of owners of land or dwellings or tenants displaced due to an agency acquiring real property for public use.

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Regulamentos
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

The purpose of these Rules is to establish a relocation policy for tenants displaced from their leasehold as a result of redevelopment projects.The following objectives shall be pursued the Redevelopment Committee: (a) to ensure that displaced tenants with leasehold interests in real property being reclaimed for redevelopment are treated fairly and consistently, to encourage and expedite acquisition by agreements with such displaced tenants and to promote public confidence in redevelopment projects conducted the government; (c) to ensure that displaced tenants of the government property are

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Regulamentos
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

These Rules of the Territorial Planning Commission provide for internal matters of the Commission, define additional jurisdiction and authority of the Commission, describes the content of the comprehensive general plan, requires the Commission to meet with planning district boards or other boards, creates an advisory board to the Commission and provides for public hearings to be organized by the Commission and the review of applications for business licences taking into consideration planning assessments.

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Legislação
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

This Chapter makes provision for the expropriation of land in American Samoa by the Government for public purposes and for lease of public lands. Where possible, the Governor shall consult with the Legislature about proposed condemnation projects, and shall obtain the advice of the Legislature on all such projects. Compensation shall be paid. Land not used for the stated public purpose within five years of condemnation shall be returned to the owner.

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Legislação
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

This Chapter provides in respect of certain matters relative to the sale, gift, exchange, or any other method of disposal of land. There is created a Land Commission which shall endeavour to prevent the monopolistic ownership of land and undesired alienations of communal lands by those charged with the management and control thereof. For this purpose the Commission shall make recommendations to the Governor respecting the approval or disapproval of instruments affecting the title, ownership or possession of land which require approval of the Governor pursuant to section 4.

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Legislação
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

If any person, who, at the time of his death, is the owner of any personal property in this Territory, and died, intestate, without heirs or known kindred, capable of inheriting the same, and without leaving a surviving spouse, such personal property, shall escheat to the Territory. If any person, who, at the time of his death, is the owner of any personal property in this Territory, and died, intestate, without heirs or known kindred, capable of inheriting the same, and without leaving a surviving spouse, such personal property, shall escheat to the Territory.

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Legislação
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

This Chapter provides for certain aspects of the enforcement of a mortgage. The High Court may assess the amount due upon a mortgage whether of real or personal property, and shall render judgment for the amount awarded, and the foreclosure of the mortgage. Execution may be issued on the judgment, as ordered by the court. All prior and subsequent mortgage creditors whose names are or can be discovered by the party foreclosing a mortgage, shall be made parties to the action.

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Legislação
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

This Chapter provides for certain matters relating to title in land. The owner of any land in American Samoa, not previously registered, may register his or her title thereto with the Territorial Registrar, but no title shall be registered unless the Registrar is satisfied that there is no conflicting claim thereto and unless the description clearly identifies the boundaries of the land. Every registration shall specify whether the land is registered as family owned communal land or individually owned land.

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