Chief Justice Recktenwald is Seeking Written Comments on Judicial Nominees

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Hawaii Supreme Court (Photo: Emily Metcalf)

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced today that he is seeking written comment on judicial nominees for a newly created position at the District Family Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu), authorized by the 2012 Hawai`i State Legislature under Act 107, Session Laws of Hawai`i.

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

  • Brian A. Costa
  • Nelson W.S. Goo
  • Timothy E. Ho
  • Judith A. Schevtchuk
  • Curtis E. Sherwood
  • Kevin A. Souza

Because the Chief Justice has the discretion to assign judges to the district court or district family court, 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 Hawai`i
417 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Fax: 808-539-4703

Written comments must be post-marked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012. All comments will be confidential.

The individual selected by the Chief Justice is subject to Senate confirmation.

For more information, contact the public affairs office at 808-539-4909 or via email at