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Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in News & Reports, Press Releases

 

HONOLULU – Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced today that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for a vacancy in the District Court of the Third Circuit (Island of Hawaii).

The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are:

Paul K. Hamano
Mr. Hamano is currently employed at Paul K. Hamano, Attorney at Law. Hamano is a graduate of the University of California at Davis School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1985.

Jeffrey A. Hawk
Mr. Hawk is currently employed at the Law Office of Jeffrey A. Hawk, and serves as a Per Diem Judge in the District and District Family Courts of the Third Circuit. Hawk is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1997.

William B. Heflin
Mr. Heflin is currently employed at Alcain Naniole & Heflin. Heflin is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2001.

Peter K. Kubota
Mr. Kubota is currently employed at Peter K. Kubota, Attorney at Law. Kubota is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1989.

Jeffrey W.S. Ng
Mr. Ng is currently employed as a senior trial deputy public defender with the State of Hawaii Office of the Public Defender. Ng is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2002.

Alvin P.K. Nishimura
Mr. Nishimura is currently employed at Alvin Nishimura, Attorney at Law, and serves as a Per Diem Judge in the District Court of the First Circuit. Nishimura is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1985.

Because the Chief Justice has the discretion to assign judges to the district or district family court calendar, comments about the qualifications and character of any of the nominees with regard to either calendar assignment may be sent, in writing, to:

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald
Supreme Court of Hawaii
417 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Fax: (808) 539-4703
E-mail: chiefjustice@courts.hawaii.gov

Comments must be post-marked, e-mailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Friday, August 9, 2019.  All comments will be kept confidential.

The individual selected by the Chief Justice is subject to Senate confirmation.

For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at pao@courts.hawaii.gov.

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