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Judicial Selection Commission Press Release – District Family Judge, First Circuit Nominees (Release Date: 02/18/2022)

Posted on Feb 18, 2022 in JSC Press Releases, Judicial Selection Commission

Under the Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi, Article VI, Appointment of Justices and Judges, Section 3: “The chief justice, with the consent of the senate, shall fill a vacancy in the district courts by appointing a person from a list of not less than six nominees for the vacancy presented by the judicial selection commission.”

The Judicial Selection Commission is pleased to announce a list of nominees for the new judicial office of District Family Judge, First Circuit (island of Oʻahu), State of Hawaiʻi formed by the 2019 Legislature under Act 38, Session Laws of Hawaiʻi.

The list of nominees selected by the Commission to fill the judicial office of District Family Judge, First Circuit are listed as follows in alphabetical order:

  • Chastity T. Imamura
  • Simeona L. L. A. Mariano
  • Dyan K. Mitsuyama
  • Natasha R. Shaw
  • Scott M. Spallina
  • Rochelle I. Vidinha (Cusumano)

The Chief Justice has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment.


  • Total Applicants:  22; 12 Females; 10 Males
  • Government Attorneys:  10
  • Private Attorneys:  11
  • Per Diem Judges:  6
  • Other Occupation:  0
  • Age Range:  3 (31-40); 9 (41-50); 8 (51-60); 2 (61-70)
  • Years Licensed Range:  10 years to 32 years


**Meetings held and decisions made in August 2020 with 6 Commissioners present.

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