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GOVERNOR TO CONSIDER NOMINEES TO REPLACE RETIRED JUDGE KAREN AHN IN FIRST CIRCUIT COURT

News Release from Office of the Governor, Jan 12, 2017

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Karen S. S. Ahn. Ahn retired in June 2016.

The commission submitted the list of nominees to the governor on January 12, 2017 after careful evaluation and investigation into the background and qualifications of each applicant.

The nominees are:

  • Todd W. Eddins – Attorney, Todd Eddins, Attorney at Law
  • Jeffrey A. Hawk – Attorney, Hawk Sing Ignacio & Waters, Attorneys at Law
  • Darolyn Lendio Heim – Attorney/Partner, McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon
  • Keith K. Hiraoka – Attorney/Managing Partner Roeca Luria Hiraoka LLP
  • Timothy E. Ho – Attorney, Chief Deputy Public Defender, State of Hawai‘i
  • Paul B. K. Wong – Judge, District Court of the First Circuit

Gov. Ige will interview each nominee and is seeking public comment on the governor’s website at governor.hawaii.gov – Contact the Governor.

Gov. Ige has 30 days, or until Feb. 11 to make his appointment.

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CIRCUIT JUDGE, CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST CIRCUIT NOMINEES

JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE January 12, 2017

Under the Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi, Article VI, Appointment of Justices and Judges, Section 3: “The governor, with the consent of the senate, shall fill a vacancy in the office of the chief justice, supreme court, intermediate appellate court and circuit courts, by appointing a person from a list of not less than four, and not more than six, nominees for the vacancy, presented to the governor by the judicial selection commission.”

The Judicial Selection Commission is pleased to announce a list of nominees for the judicial vacancy of Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit (island of Oʻahu), State of Hawaiʻi. The judicial office has been vacant since the retirement of Circuit Judge Karen S. S. Ahn in June 2016.

The nominees selected by the Commission for the judicial office in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit are listed as follows in alphabetical order:

  • Todd W. Eddins
  • Jeffrey A. Hawk
  • Darolyn Lendio Heim
  • Keith K. Hiraoka
  • Timothy E. Ho
  • Paul B. K. Wong

The Governor has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment.

Statistics:

  • Total Applicants: 29; 4 Females; 25 Males
  • Government Attorneys: 14 Private Attorneys: 13 Judges: 5
  • Age Range: 1 (31-40); 7 (41-50); 18 (51-60); 3 (61-70)
  • Years Licensed Range: 10 years to 36 years

To be placed on the Judicial Selection Commission’s mailing list, please send your name and email address to JudSelect.Comm@courts.hawaii.gov.

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GOVERNOR TO CONSIDER NOMINEES TO REPLACE RETIRED JUDGE STEVEN ALM IN FIRST CIRCUIT COURT

News Release from Office of the Governor Jan 12, 2017

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Steven S. Alm. Alm retired in August 2016.

The commission submitted the list of nominees to the governor on Jan. 12, after careful evaluation and investigation into the background and qualifications of each applicant.

The nominees are:

  • James H. Ashford – Judge, District Court of the First Circuit
  • Todd W. Eddins – Attorney, Todd Eddins, Attorney at Law
  • Jeffrey A. Hawk – Attorney at Law
  • Keith K. Hiraoka – Attorney/Managing Partner Roeca Luria Hiraoka LLP
  • Catherine H. Remigio – Judge, Family Court of the First Circuit
  • Paul B. K. Wong – Judge, District Court of the First Circuit

Gov. Ige will interview each nominee and is seeking public comment on the governor’s website at governor.hawaii.gov – Contact the Governor.

Gov. Ige has 30 days, or until Feb. 11 to make his appointment.

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CIRCUIT JUDGE, CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST CIRCUIT NOMINEES

JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE January 12, 2017

Under the Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi, Article VI, Appointment of Justices and Judges, Section 3: “The governor, with the consent of the senate, shall fill a vacancy in the office of the chief justice, supreme court, intermediate appellate court and circuit courts, by appointing a person from a list of not less than four, and not more than six, nominees for the vacancy, presented to the governor by the judicial selection commission.”

The Judicial Selection Commission is pleased to announce a list of nominees for the judicial vacancy of Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit (island of Oʻahu), State of Hawaiʻi. The judicial office has been vacant since the retirement of Circuit Judge Steven S. Alm in August 2016.

The nominees selected by the Commission for the judicial office in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit are listed as follows in alphabetical order:

  • James H. Ashford
  • Todd W. Eddins
  • Jeffrey A. Hawk
  • Keith K. Hiraoka
  • Catherine H. Remigio
  • Paul B. K. Wong

The Governor has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment.

Statistics:

  • Total Applicants: 29; 4 Females; 25 Males
  • Government Attorneys: 14 Private Attorneys: 13 Judges: 5
  • Age Range: 1 (31-40); 7 (41-50); 18 (51-60); 3 (61-70)
  • Years Licensed Range: 10 years to 36 years

To be placed on the Judicial Selection Commission’s mailing list, please send your name and email address to JudSelect.Comm@courts.hawaii.gov.

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SA: Ige’s office did not immediately respond to questions about whether the governor would also enlist Duffy in deliberations over the Circuit Court appointments….

January 4, 2016: Intermediate Court of Appeals: JSC Nominates Ige Campaign Chair and some other people

More from JSC:

Notice of Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Release Date: 01/06/2017)
Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Lanson K. Kupau (Release Date: 01/06/2017)
Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Melanie Mito May (Release Date: 01/06/2017)
Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Catherine H. Remigio (Release Date: 01/06/2017)
Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Jennifer L. Ching (Release Date: 01/06/2017)

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