The Hawaii State Supreme Court convened in special session on December 17 for the swearing-in of the Honorable Kirstin M. Hamman as Judge of the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui County).
The ceremony was livestreamed on the Judiciary’s YouTube channel. A limited number of family, friends, and colleagues gathered in the courtroom at the Hoapili Hale courthouse, where strict health-and-safety measures were required for attendees.
Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald presided over the ceremony and administered the oath of office. Guest speakers were: Maui County Bar Association President Yukari Murakami; Hawaii State Bar Association President Levi K. Hookano; Hawaii State Trial Judges Association President Judge Summer M.M. Kupau-Odo; Judicial Selection Commission Chair Nadine Y. Ando; Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi; and Gov. David Y. Ige.