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Chief Justice Appoints Kirstin M. Hamman as Maui District Court Judge

Posted on Apr 6, 2018 in News & Reports, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has today appointed Kirstin M. Hamman to the District Court of the Second Circuit (Island of Maui) to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Keith E. Tanaka.

Hamman has been serving as a per diem (part-time) District Court judge since July 2014. She currently has her own private practice and specializes in family law and special education law.  She previously worked as an attorney with the Maui Office of Council Services, the Public Defender’s Office, and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii. She was formerly a law clerk to Judge Boyd Mossman and the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission. Hamman is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, and serves on the Board of Horizons’ Academy of Maui, as Vice-Chair of the County Commission on Children and Youth, and as Secretary of the Maui County Bar Association.
Hamman is a graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and was admitted to the bar in 1997.

The Chief Justice appoints District Court judges from a list of not less than six nominees submitted by the Judicial Selection Commission. If confirmed by the State Senate, Hamman will serve a term of six years.

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