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Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Michael K. Soong (Release Date: 07/01/2022)

Posted on Jul 1, 2022 in JSC Press Releases, JSC Retention, Judicial Selection Commission

The Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaiʻi, announces that the term of the Honorable Michael K. Soong as District Judge of the District Court of the Fifth Circuit, State of Hawaiʻi, will expire on January 2, 2023.  Judge Soong, 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 Soong 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 Soong 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 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 to:

Commission Chair Nadine Y. Ando, Esq. 
Judicial Selection Commission 
State of Hawaiʻi 
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 judselect.comm@courts.hawaii.gov.

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