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Hiatt and DeWeese appointed to Hawaii Island as District Court Judges

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has today appointed Kenneth J. Shimozono to the District Family Court of the First Circuit and Kristine Y. Yoo to the District Court of the First Circuit. He has also appointed Mahilani E.K. Hiatt and Wendy M. DeWeese to the District Family Court of the Third Circuit.

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Third Circuit Court judges (with lei) Robert D.S. Kim on left, and Henry T. Nakamoto. Photo courtesy of Hawaii Senate Communications

Senate confirms Third Circuit Court judges for Hilo and Kona

In unanimous floor votes, members of the Hawai‘i State Senate today confirmed the appointments of Third Circuit District Family Court Judge Henry T. Nakamoto to the Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hilo) and attorney Robert D.S. Kim to the Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Kona).

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The Third Circuit Court is seeking applicants for independent grand jury counsels

Jury Counsels (Hilo and Kona). The compensation shall be as provided by law. Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of the state of Hawaii establishes that whenever a grand jury is impaneled, an independent counsel shall be appointed as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before […]

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Masunaga appointed district judge

MEDIA RELEASE Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has appointed Margaret Masunaga as judge of the District Court of the Third Circuit. Masunaga has been practicing law since 1987, after receiving her law degree from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and her bachelor degree from University of California at Berkeley. […]

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Nakamoto appointed district family court judge

MEDIA RELEASE Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has appointed Henry T. Nakamoto as judge of the District Family Court of the Third Circuit. Nakamoto has been a partner in the Hilo firm of Nakamoto, Okamoto and Yamamoto since 1996. Prior to joining the firm in 1992 as an associate, he was an associate with the […]

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Public comment sought on judicial nominees

MEDIA RELEASE Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald is seeking written comment on judicial nominees for the upcoming vacancy in the District Court of the Third Circuit (county of Hawaii). The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are: * Lincoln S.T. Ashida * Paul K. Hamano * Jo Kim […]

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The Third Circuit has launched a program in Hilo called Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement, or HOPE Probation. Approximately 25 felony offenders at high risk of violating the terms of their probation will be placed in the program during the initial start-up period.

HOPE Probation hearing starts-up in Hilo Wednesday (March 9)

The Third Circuit has launched a program in Hilo called Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement, or HOPE Probation. Approximately 25 felony offenders at high risk of violating the terms of their probation will be placed in the program during the initial start-up period.

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Prosecuting Attorney Jay T. Kimura announced today that on December 15, 2010, Third Circuit Court Judge Greg K. Nakamura rejected the request by Hilo resident Justin Kaaihue, 22, to defer his plea of guilty to attempted theft in the second degree and sentenced him for that offense.

Hilo man sentenced for insurance fraud

Prosecuting Attorney Jay T. Kimura announced today that on December 15, 2010, Third Circuit Court Judge Greg K. Nakamura rejected the request by Hilo resident Justin Kaaihue, 22, to defer his plea of guilty to attempted theft in the second degree and sentenced him for that offense.

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