Richard Pollack has been confirmed as Associate Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court.
The state Senate convened in special session this morning to consider Pollack’s elevation from Circuit Court to Supreme Court.
Senators voted unanimously to confirm Pollack, 61, who served as state Public Defender before becoming an Oahu Circuit Court judge in 2000.
Senator Clayton Hee praised Pollack’s candor when he appeared last week the senate Judiciary and Labor Committee, which Hee chairs.
“It was remarkably refreshing to ask him questions and get a straight answer,” Hee said.
“I believe that Judge Pollack will serve the people of Hawaii with great honor and great humility,” Hee said.
The Senate also confirmed the nomination of attorney Peter Cahill to serve as Circuit Court judge on Maui.