Our Values

FSM Supreme Court Law Libraries (FSMSCLL)


         Our Mission

To ensure that the FSMSCLL provide current and comprehensive legal reference and information services to the judiciary, bar members and the general public throughout the four FSM States.

Our Vision

To assume the leading role in supporting the legal research activities of the judiciary, bar members, staff and its large community by:


    1. Creating access to local, state, national, and international legal information;


    2. Developing and publishing electronic and other legal information products for the benefit of judges, bar members, staff and the community;


    3. Designing information and communication systems linking the FSM Supreme Court website(s) to state, national, regional, and international sources;


    4. Providing assistance for the Trial Counselors’ Program and others in the process of legal research and information retrieval while utilizing a variety of methods and formats; and


    5. Serving as the legal information resource center for the Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia.

  • Customer focus: we serve our customers by continually developing and improving services and collections to meet their changing needs

  • Professionalism: we comply with professional standards and strive for excellence

  • Accountability: we act with integrity, deliver cost-effective services, and are financially responsible and accountable to our stakeholders

  • Respect: we treat everyone, including colleagues, fairly and with respect

      2020 FSM National Law Day

July 12, 2021                     

      Virtually (Vedio Conference)

     Federated States of Micronesia


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Welcome to the

fsm supreme court law libary website

Mr. Atarino A. Helieisar
Chief Law Librarian &
Publication Manager

How can the law librarian help me?

A Law Librarian can provide legal and procedural information and direct you to resources for conducting your legal research. They can provide instruction on how to use print and electronic legal resources. Law Librarians cannot do the research for you, prepare documents for you, or provide legal advice.

​About The FSMSCLL
The FSM Supreme Court Law Library(s) (FSMSCLL) is composed of a total of four libraries. The main law library is located in Palikir, Pohnpei at the FSM Supreme Court Main Office, and one library located in each of the three FSM Supreme Court Offices located in Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae. The two law libraries located in the states of Yap and Kosrae are shared and operated by both the FSM and the State Courts. With the generous donations and support received from members of the judiciary, legal profession, family members, and other law libraries in the Pacific, our collections of legal materials continue to grow. These materials enrich the library’s legal collections and are used by researchers to improve users’ collective understanding of FSM’s laws and beyond. FSMSCLL gratefully acknowledges the generosity of its donors and benefactors who have supported our law libraries throughout the year.





  • MONDAY – FRIDAY: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.




We Love that:


#libraries are open to everyone.

#libraries are both trusted & radical.

#libraries are adapting to community needs.

#libraries are staffed by some pretty amazing people.

#libraries are part of the solution.

2020 FSM National Law Day

Greetings from Palikir Pohnpei!

2020 FSM National Law Day is one of the court's annually sponsored programs that features high school students representing their states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap in debates on issues of national significance.


The purpose of the Law Day, when it was first organized and held in 1991, was to involve high school students and the general public in discussion of issues important to the Federated States of Micronesia as a developing nation and to commemorate the birth of the FSM Supreme Court. The FSM Supreme Court was established as the highest Court of Nation on July 12, 1981. The Federated States of Micronesia, through the Supreme Court, has been providing the opportunity to high school students to participate in the development of our nation through debates on issues important to the FSM, and the same opportunity has been given to the general public to be involved in these discussions as well. The FSM Supreme Court and the Law Day Organizing committee once more invite everyone to join us in celebrating the FSM National Law day.


This year, we celebrate fourty years since the establishment of the FSM Supreme Court.

"NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, with regards to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the FSM Congress shall enact legislation requiring all citizens and residents of the FSM to undergo testing, get vaccinated and/or wear a mask in public, and for every person entering the FSM to complete quarantine upon entry.”


As of now, the Coordinating Committee has two (2) choices for the venue. The First choice: Du to the COVID-19 lockdown, this year's National debates will be done virtually (video conference) and the Second choice is, ."if travel be freed or allowed, based on the Coordinating Committee Members understanding, the island state of Chuuk has been chosen to be the venue for this year’s law day activities."  July 12th 2021 falls on a Monday.


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