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Ige Appoints Ethics Director Daniel Gluck to ICA
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GOVERNOR IGE APPOINTS DANIEL GLUCK TO INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS

News Release from Office of the Governor, Jul 8, 2021

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Executive Director/General Counsel of the Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission Daniel Gluck to the Intermediate Court of Appeals. If confirmed by the State Senate, Gluck will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Associate Judge Derrick H.M. Chan last October.

Gluck has served with the Ethics Commission since 2016. Previously, he worked as a senior staff attorney then legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i (ACLU); adjunct professor, Civil Rights Seminar at the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law; an associate attorney in private practice and law clerk for the Hon. J. Michael Seabright, U.S. District Court, District of Hawai‘i and the Hon. James E. Duffy, Jr., Hawai‘i Supreme Court.

In addition, Gluck was president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and worked in various capacities at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders in Boston, Massachusetts, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Honolulu and an AmeriCorp*National Civilian Community Corps in Charleston, South Carolina.

Gluck earned a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

“I am humbled and honored by the Governor Ige’s selection, and I look forward to working with the Senate over the next few weeks. I have been extraordinarily fortunate to work with amazing colleagues at the Ethics Commission for the last five years; I am sorry to be leaving the office, but I am eager to join the Judiciary,” said Gluck.

The Judicial Selection Commission submitted a list of nominees to Gov. Ige on June 9. The governor interviewed each nominee and reviewed public comments submitted to the Office of the Governor before making this appointment.

Gluck’s appointment to the ICA is subject to Senate confirmation.

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GOVERNOR IGE TO CONSIDER NOMINEES FOR INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS

News Release from Office of the Governor, Jun 9, 2021

HONOLULU – The Judicial Selection Commission has submitted a list of six nominees for a vacancy on the Intermediate Court of Appeals. The judicial office has been vacant since the retirement of Associate Judge Derrick H. M. Chan in Oct. 2020.

The nominees are:

Lance D. Collins has been an attorney in private practice since 2005. Previously, he was an instructor for the Legal Clerk Certificate Program, Office of Continuing Education at UH Maui College, and a lecturer with the Indo-Pacific Languages and Literature Department (Ilokano), University of Hawai‘i.

Collins earned his A.A. from Maui Community College and his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Hawai‘i before receiving his J.D. from the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law in 2004. He also earned a Ph.D. from the University of Hawai‘i in 2010.

Daniel M. Gluck is currently executive director and general counsel of the Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission. Prior to that, he served as the legal director for ACLU of Hawai‘i, an adjunct professor, Civil Rights Seminar at the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law, an associate attorney in private practice and law clerk for the Hon. J. Michael Seabright, U.S. District Court, District of Hawai‘i and the Hon. James E. Duffy, Jr., Hawai‘i Supreme Court.

Gluck earned a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Summer M. M. Kupau-Odo is a District Court judge of the First Circuit, having served since 2018. Previously, she was co-litigation director/staff attorney for the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, an associate attorney/senior associate attorney for Earthjustice, a deputy public defender for the State of Hawai‘i and a law clerk for the Hon. Simeon R. Acoba, Jr., Hawai‘i State Supreme Court. Kupau-Odo attended Maui Community College, earned a B.A. in English from Pepperdine University and her J.D. from the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law.

Sonja M.P. McCullen is currently a deputy prosecuting attorney for the City and County of Honolulu. Her previous positions include — investigator with the Crime Victim Compensation Commission, a staff attorney with the United Public Workers union, a judicial education specialist, and law clerk for the Hon. Paula A. Nakayama, Hawai‘i State Supreme Court. McCullen is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i. She earned her J.D. from the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law.

Malia E. Schreck has been an attorney in private practice since she graduated from law school in 2005. She also teaches a Pre-Trial Litigation seminar at the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law. Schreck earned a B.S. in policy analysis and Master of Public Administration from Cornell University.

Taryn R. Tomasa Gifford is a deputy public defender with the Office of the Public Defender, Appellate Division. Tomasa Gifford also served as a public defender in the Trials Division. In addition, she was an associate attorney in private practice and a law clerk for the Hon. John S. W. Lim, Intermediate Court of Appeals. Tomasa Gifford earned a B.A. in history from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and her J.D. from the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law.

The public is welcome to submit comments on any of the nominees on the governor’s website at: https://governor.hawaii.gov/contact-us/contact-the-governor/

Gov. Ige has 30 calendar days, or until July 9 to make his selection, which is subject to  Senate confirmation.

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Associate Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals Nominees

News Release from JSC, Jun 9, 2021

Under the Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi, Article VI, Appointment of Justices and Judges, Section 3: “The governor, with the consent of the senate, shall fill a vacancy in the office of the chief justice, supreme court, intermediate appellate court and circuit courts, by appointing a person from a list of not less than four, and not more than six, nominees for the vacancy, presented to the governor by the judicial selection commission.”

The Judicial Selection Commission is pleased to announce a list of nominees for the judicial vacancy of Associate Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawaiʻi. The judicial office has been vacant since the retirement of Associate Judge Derrick H. M. Chan in October 2020.

The list of nominees selected by the Commission to fill the vacancy for the judicial office of Associate Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals are listed as follows in alphabetical order:

Lance D. Collins
Daniel M. Gluck
Summer M. M. Kupau-Odo
Sonja M. P. McCullen
Malia E. Schreck
Taryn R. Tomasa Gifford

The Governor has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment.

Statistics

Total Applicants: 14; 5 Females; 9 Males
Government Attorneys: 4
Private Attorneys: 8
Judges: 1
Other: 1
Age Range: 2 (31-40); 4 (41-50); 6 (51-60); 2 (61-70)
Years Licensed Range: 12 years to 33 years

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