Comment sought on nominees for Family Court judgeship

Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald is seeking public comment on nominees for a judgeship in the District Family Court in the Third Circuit.

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

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• 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.

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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.

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