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Comments sought on judge applicants

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald is seeking public comment on nominees for a judgeship 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, currently employed with Raymond K. Hasegawa, Attorney at Law. 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, currently employed at Alcain Naniole &Heflin. 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.

• Haaheo M. Kahoohalahala, currently a county deputy prosecutor. Kahoohalahala 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, currently a state deputy 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, currently a county deputy prosecutor. Son is a graduate of Loyola Law School, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2006.

• Sherilyn K. Tavares, currently a state deputy 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.

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 Feb. 25. All comments will be kept confidential.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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