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Celebrating Justice Richard W. Pollack Day

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 in Featured News, News & Reports, Uncategorized
Associate Justice Pollack's wife, Candy, holding the Justice Richard W. Pollack Day Proclamation.

Associate Justice Pollack’s wife, Candy, holding the Justice Richard W. Pollack Day Proclamation.

After 40 years of dedicated service to the legal community and people of Hawaii, Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today proclaimed Associate Justice Richard W. Pollack Day in the Courts of the State of Hawaii. The pronouncement comes in recognition of his retirement from the bench.

It stated, in part, “During his tenure on the Supreme Court, Justice Pollack was extraordinarily productive, authoring more than 150 opinions, all of which were meticulously researched and clearly written. He shaped the court’s jurisprudence in areas including public trust resources and the environment, criminal procedure, evidence, and public access to governmental proceedings. He was always respectful in his decisions, even when others held different points of view.”

The pandemic prevented a more sizable retirement celebration, but the guests who attended enjoyed the intimate event – masks and social distancing and all.

Justice Pollack intends to continue his duties on the Commission on Professionalism and as a law professor.

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald shared memories of Justice Richard W. Pollack on the occasion of his retirement.

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald shared memories of Justice Richard W. Pollack on the occasion of his retirement.

Justice Pollack holds the photo given to him by staff of the Hawaii Supreme Court. In the photo, the justices and staff members are social distancing and wearing masks.

Justice Pollack holds the photo given to him by staff of the Hawaii Supreme Court. In the photo, the justices and staff members are social distancing and wearing masks.