The Hawaii State Supreme Court convened in special session for the swearing-in of Clarissa Y. Malinao, Kevin T. Morikone, and Shanlyn A.S. Park as judges of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Oahu).
The December 16 ceremony was livestreamed on the Judiciary’s YouTube channel. A limited number of family, friends, and colleagues gathered in the Supreme Court Courtroom, where strict health-and-safety measures were required for attendees.
Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald presided over the virtual ceremony and administered the oaths of office. Guest speakers were: 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; Hawaii State Representative Della Au Belatti; Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi; and Gov. David Y. Ige.