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Brown, Hayakawa, and Ireland Sworn In

Posted on Oct 24, 2023 in Featured News, News & Reports, Press Releases
Image of Judges David Hayakawa, Erika Ireland, and Robert Brown.

From left, Judge David Hayakawa, Judge Erika Ireland, and Judge Robert Brown enjoy a moment together after being sworn in.

HONOLULU — Family, friends, and colleagues gathered as the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court convened in special session for the swearing in of Robert J. Brown, David M. Hayakawa, and Erika E. Ireland as judges of the District Court of the First Circuit.

It was standing room only in the courtroom, and more than 100 people watched the livestream on the Judiciaryʻs YouTube channel.

Judge Brown will serve in District Family Court and Judge Hayakawa and Judge Ireland will serve in the District Court.

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald presided over the Oct. 23 ceremony.

Guest speakers were: Hawaiʻi State Bar Association President Rhonda L. Griswold; Hawaiʻi State Trial Judges Association President Judge Summer M.M. Kupau-Odo; Judicial Selection Commission Chair Kamani B. Kualaʻau; and State Sen. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran.

The judges will each serve a term of six years.


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