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Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Katherine G. Leonard (Release Date: 07/21/2017)

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in JSC Press Releases, JSC Retention, Judicial Selection Commission

 For immediate release: July 21, 2017


The Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaiʻi, announces that the term of the Honorable Katherine G. Leonard as Associate Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawaiʻi, will expire on January 29, 2018. Associate Judge Leonard, in accordance with Section 3, Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi, has petitioned to be retained in office and to be renewed for an additional term.  The Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi empowers the Commission to determine whether Associate Judge Leonard should be retained in office for an additional term of ten years.

The Commission invites interested persons to submit written comments or fill out an evaluation form on whether Associate Judge Leonard should be retained in office for a new term. All written comments and evaluation forms will be kept CONFIDENTIAL.

Please visit the Commission’s website to access and fill out form JS-P-081, Judicial Evaluation Retention Form. Written comments and/or form JS-P-081 must be postmarked or faxed by Thursday, October 19, 2017 to:

Commission Chair Jackie Young, PhD
Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawai`I
417 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813
Fax: (808) 538-5205

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