Commission on Judicial Conduct
The Commission on Judicial Conduct was established on June 1, 1979, by the Supreme Court of Hawai`i to investigate allegations of judicial misconduct and disability, and has jurisdiction over all justices and judges of the State of Hawai`i. Judicial misconduct is any violation of the Hawai`i Revised Code of Judicial Conduct. Disability involves the physical or mental inability to perform judicial duties and functions.
Complaints about state judges should be sent in writing to the Commission and include case numbers and the names of corroborating witnesses when available, as well as supportive material such as transcripts, copies of motions, etc.
The Commission consists of four lay members and three attorneys, one of whom serves as chair. The Supreme Court appoints Commission members for staggered three-year terms.
|James A Kawachika, Chair||Appointed 07/01/21 – 06/30/24|
|Dr. Doris M. Ching, Vice-Chair||Reappointed 09/01/21 – 08/31/24|
|Corbett Kalama||Appointed 06/01/23 – 05/31/26|
|Diane M. Kimura||Appointed 06/10/23 – 06/09/26|
|Dickson C.H. Lee||Reappointed 06/02/21 – 06/01/24|
|Benjamin M. Matsubara||Reappointed 06/02/21 – 06/01/24|
|Lynne Waters||Appointed 01/12/21 – 01/11/24|