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HONOLULU, HI – A special continuing legal education event on the successful application of Hoʻoponopono in legal settings and mediation was hosted by the Hawaii State Judiciary’s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) on March 16, 2017.  “Native Hawaiian Peacemaking Concepts,” presented by Hoʻoponopono Haku Beadie Kanahele Dawson, drew more than 150 attorneys and mediators ...
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The Honorable James S. Burns, who had a distinguished judicial career spanning more than 30 years, passed away this morning. The Chief Justice, Governor, Intermediate Court of Appeals, William S. Richardson School of Law, John A. Burns School of Medicine, and the American Judicature Society provide the following statements: “Hawai`i lost a giant of the ...
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The Hawaii Veterans Treatment Court of the Third Circuit (Big Island) celebrated its third graduate on Monday, March 06, 2017.  Supporters gathered in the Keakealani Building courtroom to congratulate the U.S. veteran on completing the intensive program.   Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrably higher rates of co-occurring PTSD, traumatic brain injury, pain, ...
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Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald issued a Proclamation on March 3, 2017 in honor of the late Associate Justice Mario R. Ramil, who served the Judiciary with honor and distinction on the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court from May, 1993 to December, 2002.  Justice Ramil holds the distinction of being the second individual of Filipino ancestry to ...
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HONOLULU, Hawaii – On March 3, 2017 Judge Derrick Chan, Keith Hiraoka, Judge Catherine Remigio, and Todd Eddins were confirmed by the Hawaii State Senate to their new judicial appointments. Once sworn-in, Judge Derrick Chan will serve as Associate Judge of the State of Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals for a term of ten years; ...
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HONOLULU, HI – Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald delivered the State of the Judiciary address today at a joint session of the State Senate and House. ( Watch the video here. ) The Chief Justice began by thanking Judiciary supporters, including the Hawaii State Legislature:  “I thank the Legislature for its strong ...
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The Veterans Treatment Court of the First Circuit (Oahu) held its fourth graduation ceremony on January 13, 2017.  Friends and supporters gathered in the Supreme Court courtroom to congratulate the six U.S. veterans who graduated from the intensive two-year program. Twenty-two veterans have now successfully completed the First Circuit program since it was initiated by ...
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Michael K. Soong was sworn in as Judge of the District Court of the Fifth Circuit (Island of Kauai) at a special ceremony on January 3, 2017, at the Pu`uhonua Kaulike Building, the Judiciary Complex in Lihue. The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald. Guest speakers were, in order of ...
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On December 27, 2016, Judge Linda K.C. Luke was sworn in to serve another term as District Family Judge of the District Court of the First Circuit. The ceremony was held in the Hawaii Supreme Court courtroom at Ali iolani Hale. The oath was administered by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald. Judge Luke will serve ...
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On December 8, 2016, the Big Island Drug Court held its 38th graduation ceremony in Hilo. Seven new graduates were recognized for their many achievements in completing the intensive 18-month program. Drug Court is an innovative program that provides alternatives to incarceration. The Big Island program was started in 2002 and has successfully graduated 234 ...
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