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The Honorable Derrick Chan Sworn In as New Associate Judge of the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 in Featured News, News & Reports, Nominee and Appointments, Our Judges

Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald administers the Oath of Office to the Honorable Derrick Chan.  Judge Chan will serve a ten-year term as Associate Judge of the State of Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals from April 13, 2017 to April 12, 2027.

Family, friends, colleagues, and supporters overflowed from the Supreme Court courtroom on Thursday, April 13, 2017, as the Hawaii Supreme Court convened in special session to induct the Honorable Derrick H.M. Chan into office as Associate Judge of the State of Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals.

The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald.  Guest speakers were, in order of presentation:  Hawaii State Bar Association President Nadine Y. Ando, Hawaii State Trial Judges Association President Jeannette H. Castagnetti, Judicial Selection Commission Vice Chair Ronette M. Kawakami, Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi, and Governor of Hawaii David Y. Ige.

Judge Chan was first appointed as a Circuit Court Judge of the First Circuit (Oahu) in August 2000 and served as the Deputy Chief Judge and Administrative Judge of the Criminal Division from January 2005 through July 2009.  On December 31, 2009, he became Chief Judge of the First Circuit.  In 2016, Judge Chan was named Hawaii’s Jurist of the Year.

Chan was appointed to the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals by Governor David Y. Ige to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of former Associate Judge Daniel R. Foley in December 2016.  The Hawaii State Senate confirmed Chan’s appointment on March 3, 2017.

As Associate Judge of the State of Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, Chan will serve for a term of ten years, from April 13, 2017 to April 12, 2027.