Ng receives judicial appointment

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald on Friday appointed Jeffrey W. Ng as a judge in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit on Hawaii Island.

Ng has been a deputy public defender since 2003 and has served in the Hilo office since 2012, where he is supervising attorney.

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He’s 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’s 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 as its president.

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Ng graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2002. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan.

His appointment is subject to state Senate approval.

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