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Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Paul B. K. Wong (Release Date: 10/06/2017)

Posted on Oct 6, 2017 in JSC Press Releases, JSC Retention, Judicial Selection Commission

The Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawai`i, announces that the term of the Honorable Paul B. K. Wong as District Judge of the District Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawai`i, will expire on May 28, 2018.  Judge Wong, in accordance with Section 3, Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Hawai`i, has petitioned to be retained in office and to be renewed for an additional term.  The Constitution of the State of Hawai`i empowers the Commission to determine whether Judge Wong should be retained in office for an additional term of six years.

The Commission invites interested persons to submit written comments or fill out an evaluation form on whether Judge Wong 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 Retention Evaluation Form.  Written comments and/or form JS-P-081 must be postmarked or faxed by Thursday, January 4, 2018 to:

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

For more information, visit the Judicial Selection Commission webpage or contact the Commission via email at

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