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Laubach Sworn In as Third Circuit District Family Court Judge

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 in Featured News
Judge Laubach stands and addresses the court.

M. Kanani Laubach addresses the court after being sworn in by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald. At the bench, from left to right: Third Circuit Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra, Judge Glenn Hara, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Judge Melvin Fujino, and Judge Greg Nakamura.

M. Kanani Laubach was sworn in as Judge of the District Family Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii Island) at a special ceremony on Wednesday August 10, 2016, at the South Kohala District Court in the Waimea Civic Center at Kamuela.

The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald. Guest speakers were, in order of presentation: Howard K. K. Luke, Hawaii State Bar Association Vice President; Peter S.R. Olson, West Hawaii Bar Association President; Jeffrey W. Ng, Hawaii County Bar Association President; Melvin H. Fujino, Hawaii State Trial Judges Association Vice President; Jackie Young, Ph.D., Judicial Selection Commission Vice-Chair; Cindy F. W. Evans, Hawaii State House of Representatives; and Kaialii Kahele, Hawaii State Senate.

Judge Laubach will serve a six-year term from August 10, 2016 to August 9, 2022.