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Frenz Sworn In as Third Circuit District Family Court Judge

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 in Featured News
Judge Frenz signs the oath of office 10/31/2016.

Dakota K.M. Frenz signs the oath of office after being sworn in by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald (right). Third Circuit Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra observes from the bench (left).

Dakota K.M. Frenz was sworn in as Judge of the District Family Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii Island) at a special ceremony on October 31, 2016, 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: Nadine Y. Ando, Hawaii State Bar Association President-Elect; 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; Mike Middlesworth, Judicial Selection Commission; Clift Tsuji, Hawaii State House of Representatives.

Judge Frenz will serve a six-year term from October 31, 2016 to October 30, 2022.


Left to right: Judge Darien Ching Nagata, Judge Henry Nakamoto, Judge Margaret Masunaga, Judge Harry Freitas, Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra, Judge Kanani Laubach, Judge Cody Frenz, Per Diem Judge Anthony Bartolomew, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Judge Melvin Fujino, Per Diem Judge Michael Udovic, Judge Glenn Hara, Judge Greg Nakamura, at the October 31, 2016 swearing-in ceremony of Dakota “Cody” Frenz, Judge of the District Family Court of the Third Circuit, Hilo, Hawaii.