To members of the HSBA:


Governor Linda Lingle has announced the following judicial nominations, subject to Senate confirmation:


Jeannette H. Castagnetti, Fa’auuga L. To’oto’o, and Colette Y. Garibaldi as Circuit Court Judges of the First Circuit.


Comments on these appointees are sought in order to allow the HSBA Board to provide an informed recommendation to the Senate confirmation committee.  If you desire to do so, please submit comments on the appointees as soon as possible, but no later than 12 noon, Wednesday, July 21, 2010.  Be as specific as possible in your comments and please confine them to the following criteria used by the HSBA Board in reviewing a nominee:


        Integrity and Diligence
        Legal Knowledge and Ability
        Professional Experience
        Judicial Temperament
        Financial Responsibility
        Public Service


You may submit your comments by replying to this email with the name of the appointee(s) on whom you are commenting in the subject line.  Your comments will be returned to a confidential email account at HSBA.  Alternatively, you may provide comments to any HSBA Board member, directly, or you may fax comments to the HSBA at 808-521-7936.  


Please take the time to read the Governor’s Press Release and familiarize yourself with the appointees.  


All identifying information will be removed from your comments before they are reviewed by the Board. This ensures that your comments will remain confidential.  As is our procedure, the HSBA Board will interview the appointees and submit testimony at the Senate confirmation hearing based on a ranking in accordance with HSBA and ABA standards.


Thank you for your participation in this important process. 






voice: (808) 537-1868


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