Comments sought on judicial nominees

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for a district court vacancy on Hawaii Island.

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

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• Paul K. Hamano is currently employed at Paul K. Hamano, Attorney at Law. He is a graduate of the University of California at Davis School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1985.

• Jeffrey A. Hawk is currently employed at the Law Office of Jeffrey A. Hawk and serves as a per diem judge in the district and district family courts on Hawaii Island. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1997.

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

• Peter K. Kubota is currently employed at Peter K. Kubota, Attorney at Law. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1989.

• Jeffrey W.S. Ng is currently employed as a deputy public defender. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2002.

• Alvin P.K. Nishimura is currently employed at Alvin Nishimura, Attorney at Law, and serves as a district court per diem judge in Honolulu. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1985.

Because 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 St. Honolulu, HI 96813; fax: (808) 539-4703; email: chiefjustice@courts.hawaii.gov.

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Comments must be postmarked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Friday, Aug 9. All comments will be kept confidential.

The individual selected by the chief justice is subject to Senate confirmation.

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