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Clyde J. Wadsworth Sworn In as New Associate Judge of the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals

Posted on Nov 13, 2019 in Featured News, News & Reports

 

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald and Associate Judge Clyde J. Wadsworth stand in front of the Hawaii Supreme Court courtroom bench after Wadsworth’s swearing in ceremony, 11/12/19.

Chief Justice E. Mark Recktenwald congratulates new Associate Judge Clyde J. Wadsworth after his swearing in ceremony. Judge Wadsworth will serve a ten-year term in the State of Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals from October 21, 2019 to October 20, 2029.

HONOLULU – Family, friends, colleagues, and supporters gathered in the Supreme Court courtroom on November 12, 2019, as the Hawaii Supreme Court convened in special session for the formal swearing-in ceremony of Clyde J. Wadsworth as Associate Judge of the State of Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals. He was officially sworn-in on October 21 when he began his term.

The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald. Guest speakers were, in order of presentation: Hawaii State Bar Association President Derek R. Kobayashi, Hawaii State Trial Judges Association President Matthew J. Viola, Judicial Selection Commission Chair Ronette M. Kawakami, and Gov. David Y. Ige.

Wadsworth most recently served as Solicitor General of the State of Hawaii where he led the Appellate Division of the Department of the Attorney General. He has 34 years of litigation and dispute resolution experience, and has briefed and argued appeals before the Hawaii Supreme Court and the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He was appointed to the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals by Gov. David Y. Ige to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of former Associate Judge Lawrence M. Reifurth in August 2019. The Hawaii State Senate confirmed Wadsworth’s appointment on September 17, 2019.

Associate Judge Wadsworth will serve for a term of 10 years, from October 21, 2019 to October 20, 2029.