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Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable James S. Kawashima (Release Date: 11/19/2021)

Posted on Nov 19, 2021 in JSC Retention, Judicial Selection Commission, Our Judges, Retention

The Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaii, announces that the term of the Honorable James S. Kawashima as District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii, will expire on June 29, 2022. Judge Kawashima, in accordance with Section 3, Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi, has petitioned to be retained in office and to be renewed for an additional term. The Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi empowers the Commission to determine whether Judge Kawashima should be retained in office for an additional term of six years.

The Commission invites interested persons to submit written comments or fill out an evaluation form on whether Judge Kawashima should be retained in office for a new term. All written comments and evaluation forms will be kept CONFIDENTIAL.

Please visit the Commission’s website to access and fill out form JS-P-081, Judicial Retention Evaluation Form. Written comments and/or form JS-P-081 must be postmarked or faxed by Tuesday, January 18, 2022 to:

Commission Chair Nadine Y. Ando, Esq.
Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawaii
417 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Fax: (808) 538-5205

For more information, visit the Judicial Selection Commission webpage or contact the Commission via email at judselect.comm@courts.hawaii.gov.

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