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Samoa Americana
AS
Postal address: 
American Samoa Bar Association
 Post Office Box 23
 Pago Pago , American Samoa 96799
Working languages: 
inglês

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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Legislação
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

This Chapter provides for the disposal of (real) property by will and execution of wills. It defines certain requirements regarding execution, rights of spouse of the deceased person and legal procedures. A surviving spouse may elect to take dower instead of property devised or bequeathed to such spouse.

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Legislação
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

The Provisions of this Chapter regulate certain aspects of the creation and enforceability of mortgages on real property or fixtures. Every transfer of an interest in real property or fixtures made as security for the performance of another act or subject to defeasance upon the payment of an obligation, whether the transfer is made in trust or otherwise, is to be considered a mortgage and shall create a lien only as security for the obligation and shall not be deemed to pass title.

Library Resource
Legislação
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

The senior matai in charge of communal lands belonging to his family, or the male members of the family owning and residing on communal lands, or the owner of individually owned lands or freehold lands, shall have the power and authority, as limited by this Chapter, to agree with any person that any structure now existing or hereinafter erected on such lands shall not be or become a part of the real estate, but shall remain separate and distinct therefrom, subject to ownership separate from the land, and also subject to the right of removal by the owner of the structure.

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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.

Library Resource
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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