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Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Kevin A. K. Souza

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in JSC Press Releases, JSC Retention, Judicial Selection Commission

For immediate release:  August 3, 2018

The Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaiʻi, announces that the term of the Honorable Kevin A. K. Souza as District Family Judge, First Circuit, State of Hawaiʻi, will expire on February 14, 2019.  Judge Souza, 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 Judge Souza 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 Souza 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, November 1, 2018 to:

Commission Chair Jackie Young, PhD
Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawaii
417 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 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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