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The Hawaii State Bar Association congratulates Associate Justice Mark E. Recktenwald on his confirmation today as the next Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court. The Senate also confirmed Blaine J. Kobayashi as a District Court Judge for the Second Circuit (Maui).

Associate Justice Mark E. Recktenwald (right) is pictured with Blaine Kobayashi after today's senate hearing.



Swearing-In Ceremony

Associate Justice Recktenwald will be sworn in as Hawaii's 5th Chief Justice at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the Supreme Court.

Blaine Kobayashi will be the first judge sworn in by the new chief justice on a date to be announced.

Visit to get regular updates about bar and court news!


  • Keynote by New Chief Justice Recktenwald, his first address to the legal profession.
  • HSBA Annual Awards Presentation!
    • C. Frederick Schutte Award: Mediation Center of the Pacific/Tracey Wiltgen, Esq.
    • Golden Gavel Award: Justice Simeon Acoba, Jr. re: Access to Justice Commission
    • Ki’e Ki’e Award: Jo Kim re: pro bono contributions
    • ‘Ikena Award: Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law
    • Greeley Key Award for Innovation: Leigh Wai Doo re: China programs
    • Champion for Social Justice: Justice Steven Levinson (ret.), Rep. Blake Oshiro,
      WSRSL Professor Linda Krieger

Information about our awards can be found here.

  • Retiring Judges to be Recognized: Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon, Judge Michael Town, Judge Kenneth Enright and Judge Simone Polak.
  • 2011 Election Announcements

Judicial Selection Commission: Anticipated Judicial Vacancies

The JSC is accepting nominations and applications to fill four anticipated vacancies. Nominations are due no later than Thursday, October 14, 2010 and the application deadline is December 2, 2010.

Read the official press release here.


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