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Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 in Press Releases

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced today that he is seeking written comment on judicial nominees for one vacancy at the District Family Court of the Second Circuit (county of Maui), that occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Geronimo Valdriz on December 31, 2011.

The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are:

Michelle L. Drewyer
Kirstin Hamman
Adrianne N. Heely
Adriel C.S. Menor
Lloyd A. Poelman
Douglas J. Sameshima

Because the Chief Justice has the discretion to assign judges to the district or district family court calendar, comments about the qualifications and character of any of the nominees with regard to either calendar assignment may be sent, in writing, to:

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald
Supreme Court of Hawai`i
417 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI  96813
Fax:  808-539-4703

WRITTEN comments must be post-marked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012.

The individual selected by the Chief Justice is subject to Senate confirmation.

For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at

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