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Chief Justice Appoints Family Court Judge for Hawaii County
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CHIEF JUSTICE APPOINTS DISTRICT FAMILY COURT JUDGE

News Release from Hawaii Judiciary, Mar 12, 2021

HONOLULU – Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today appointed Jeffrey W. Ng to fill a judicial position in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit.

Ng has been with the Office of the Public Defender since 2003, representing indigent persons accused of criminal charges in the District, Family, and Circuit Courts. He has served in the Hilo office since 2012, and is currently the Supervising Attorney of that office. He is a former President and current Vice-President of the Hawaii County Bar Association, a member of the Access to Justice Commission’s Committee on Initiatives to Enhance Civil Justice, and a volunteer with the Third Circuit’s Self-Help Center. He is also an arbitrator with the Court Annexed Arbitration Program and a mediator with Kuikahi Mediation Center. Ng also devotes his time to the Big Island Junior Golf Association, serving on its Board of Directors as President.

Ng graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2002. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan.

The Chief Justice made his appointment from the nomination list that was presented to him by the Judicial Selection Commission on February 11, 2021. The appointment of Ng is subject to Senate confirmation.

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Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees

News Release from Hawaii Judiciary, Feb 12, 2021

HONOLULU – Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced today that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for a position in the District Family Court in the Third Circuit, island of Hawaii. 

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

Jill M. Hasegawa 

Ms. Hasegawa is currently employed with Raymond K. Hasegawa, AAL, ALC. Hasegawa is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2004. 

William B. Heflin 

Mr. Heflin is currently employed at Alcain Naniole & Heflin, LLLC. Heflin is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2001. 

Ha`aheo M. Kaho`ohalahala 

Ms. Kaho`ohalahala is currently employed as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, County of Hawaii. Kaho`ohalahala is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2012. 

Jeffrey W. Ng 

Mr. Ng is currently employed as a Deputy Public Defender with the Office of the Public Defender. Ng is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2002. 

Andrew D. Son 

Mr. Son is currently employed as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, County of Hawaii. Son is a graduate of Loyola Law School, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2006. 

Sherilyn K. Tavares

Ms. Tavares is currently employed as a Deputy Public Defender with the Office of the Public Defender. Tavares is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2012. 

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 Hawaii
417 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813 

Fax: (808) 539-4703
Email:
chiefjustice@courts.hawaii.gov 

Comments should be postmarked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Thursday, February 25, 2021.  All comments will be kept confidential. 

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