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Soong Sworn In as Kauai District Court Judge

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 in Featured News
Judge Michael K. Soong (left) is congratulated by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald (right) on being sworn-in to serve as judge in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit (Island of Kauai) on January 3, 2017.

Judge Michael K. Soong (left) is congratulated by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald (right) on being sworn-in to serve as judge in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit (Island of Kauai) on January 3, 2017.

Michael K. Soong was sworn in as Judge of the District Court of the Fifth Circuit (Island of Kauai) at a special ceremony on January 3, 2017, at the Pu`uhonua Kaulike Building, the Judiciary Complex in Lihue.

The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald. Guest speakers were, in order of presentation: Nadine Y. Ando, Hawai’i State Bar Association President; Mauna Kea Trask, Kauai Bar Association President; Fifth Circuit Chief Judge Randal G. B. Valenciano, Hawai’i State Trial Judges Association; Ronette M. Kawakami, Judicial Selection Commission; and James Kunane Tokioka, Hawai’i State House of Representatives.

Judge Soong will serve a six-year term from January 3, 2017 to January 2, 2023.

 

From left to right:  Per Diem Judge Johnathan Chun, Fifth Circuit Chief Judge Randal Valenciano, Per Diem Judge Dan Hempey, Per Diem Judge Laurel Loo, Judge Michael Soong, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Per Diem Judge Joe Moss, Deputy Chief Judge Edmund Acoba, and Per Diem Judge Sara Silverman.

From left to right: Per Diem Judge Johnathan Chun, Fifth Circuit Chief Judge Randal Valenciano, Per Diem Judge Dan Hempey, Per Diem Judge Laurel Loo, Judge Michael Soong, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Per Diem Judge Joe Moss, Deputy Chief Judge Edmund Acoba, and Per Diem Judge Sara Silverman.