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Hawk Sworn In as Third Circuit District Court Judge

Posted on Nov 20, 2019 in Featured News, News & Reports


Third Circuit judges with Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, in a courtroom at the Hale Kaulike Courthouse in Hilo, Hawaii, November 4, 2019.

Left to right: Judge Margaret Masunaga, Judge Kanani Laubach, Per Diem Judge Kimberly Taniyama, Judge Henry Nakamoto, Chief Judge Greg Nakamura, Judge Jeffrey Hawk, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Judge Darien Ching Nagata, Judge Melvin Fujino, Judge Mahilani Hiatt, Judge Robert Kim, Per Diem Judge Bruce Alan Larson, and Judge Wendy DeWeese at the November 4, 2019 swearing-in ceremony of Jeffrey Hawk, Judge of the District Court of the Third Circuit.

Jeffrey A. Hawk was sworn in as Judge to the District Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii island) at a special ceremony on November 4, 2019, at Hale Kaulike, the judiciary complex in Hilo.

The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald. Guest speakers were, in order of presentation: Derek R. Kobayashi, Hawaii State Bar Association President; R. Hermann Heimgartner, West Hawaii Bar Association President; Sherilyn K. Tavares, Hawaii County Bar Association President; Darien W.L. Ching Nagata, Hawaii State Trial Judges Association Vice President; Ronette M. Kawakami, Judicial Selection Commission Chair.

Judge Hawk will serve a term of six years.