Fifth Circuit (Kauai) Judges Telephone Listing
Note: Please do not call a judge about a pending case. In most circumstances a judge is prohibited from discussing a pending case unless all parties are given notice and an opportunity to be present. Judges are also prohibited from publicly discussing a pending or impending case. See Rules 2.9 and 2.10 of the Hawaii Revised Code of Judicial Conduct.
Circuit Court judges are appointed to 10-year terms by the Governor from a list of not less than four and not more than six nominees provided by the Judicial Selection Commission. The Governor’s appointees are subject to the consent of the state Senate. Judges must retire by age 70 and may be retired or removed for incapacity.
District Court judges are appointed to six-year terms by the Chief Justice from a list of at least six names submitted for each opening by the Judicial Selection Commission, subject to confirmation by the state Senate.
|Circuit Court Judges|
|Valenciano, Randal G.B.||1st Division, Circuit Court Judge, Chief Judge||808-482-2322||06/12/17- 06/13/27|
|Watanabe, Kathleen N.A.||2nd Division, Circuit Court Judge||808-482-2373||08/17/15 – 08/16/25|
|District Court Judges|
|Acoba, Edmund D.||District Court Judge||808-482-2391||05/27/17 – 05/26/23|
|Char, Stephanie R.S.||District Court Judge||808-482-2611||12/17/20 – 12/16/26|
|Soong, Michael K.||District Court Judge, Deputy Chief Judge||808-482-2645||01/03/17 – 01/02/23|