Friday, December 2, 2022
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 3:43 AM :: 940 Views :: Judiciary

Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees

News Release from Hawaii Judiciary, Apr 25, 2022

HONOLULU – Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced today that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for two vacancies in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit (island of Hawaii), and one vacancy in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit, (island of Kauai).

The names submitted for these vacancies by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order for each island, are:

THIRD CIRCUIT (island of Hawaii)

Mark D. Disher
Mr. Disher is currently employed as a Deputy Corporation Counsel with the Office of the Corporation Council, County of Hawaii. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2008.

Brandon K. Flores
Mr. Flores is currently employed as the Assistant Administrator, Child Support Enforcement Agency with the Department of the Attorney General. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1996.

Jill M. Hasegawa
Ms. Hasegawa is currently employed with Raymond K. Hasegawa, AAL, ALC, and serves as a Per Diem Judge in the District and District Family Courts of the Third Circuit. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2004.

William B. Heflin
Mr. Heflin is currently employed with Alcain Naniole & Heflin, LLLC. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2001.

Haaheo M. Kahoohalahala
Ms. Kahoohalahala is currently employed as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Department of Prosecuting Attorney, County of Hawaii. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2012.

Charles E. Murray, III
Mr. Murray is currently employed as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Department of Prosecuting Attorney, County of Hawaii. He is a graduate of George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2015.

Joanna E. Sokolow
Ms. Sokolow is currently employed with Sokolow & Gibson, LLP, and serves as a Per Diem Judge in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2006.

FIFTH CIRCUIT (island of Kauai)

Lisa R. Arin
Ms. Arin is currently employed with the Law Office of Lisa R. Arin, Inc. She is a graduate of Western State University College of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2010.

Brandon K. Flores
Mr. Flores is currently employed as the Assistant Administrator, Child Support Enforcement Agency with the Department of the Attorney General. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1996.

Russell K.M.K. Goo
Mr. Goo is currently employed as a Deputy Attorney General with the Department of the Attorney General. He is a graduate of University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1998.

Simeona L.L.A. Mariano
Ms. Mariano is currently employed as a Deputy Attorney General with the Department of the Attorney General. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2004.

Gregory H. Meyers
Mr. Meyers is currently employed with Meyers & Meyers, LLC. He is a graduate of George Washington University Law School, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2002.

Keola A. Siu
Mr. Siu is currently employed as a First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Department of Prosecuting Attorney, County of Kauai. He is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2004.

The Chief Justice has the discretion to assign judges to the district or district family court calendar. Comments about the qualifications and character of any of the nominees with regard to either calendar assignment may be sent, in writing, to:

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald
Supreme Court of Hawaii
417 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Fax: (808) 539-4703
Email: chiefjustice@courts.hawaii.gov

Comments should be postmarked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Friday, May 6, 2022. All comments will be kept confidential.

  *   *   *   *   *

JSC: Judicial Selection Commission Press Release – District Family Judge, Third Circuit Nominees (Release Date: 04/25/2022)

JSC: Judicial Selection Commission Press Release – District Family Judge, Third Circuit Nominees (Release Date: 04/25/2022)

JSC: Judicial Selection Commission Press Release – District Judge, District Court of the Fifth Circuit Nominees (Release Date: 04/25/2022)

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Back da Blue Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Life Alliance

Hawaii March for Life 

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT