Meanwhile, the Hawaii chief justice is seeking input on Oahu Family Court applicants.
A prominent Maui attorney and the head of the Hawaii State Ethics Commission are among the names of six nominees looking to fill a vacancy on the state’s Intermediate Court of Appeals.
Lance Collins, an attorney in private practice since 2005, has often been featured in the news, including a legal challenge to a controversial wind farm in Kahuku.
Dan Gluck is executive director and general counsel of the Ethics Commission who previously served as legal director for ACLU Hawaii.
The Judicial Selection Commission submitted six ICA nominees to Gov. David Ige, who has until July 9 to make his selection. The state Senate would then consider the confirmation.
The other candidates are:
More information about the nominees can be viewed here. The public can submit comments on any of the nominees on the governor’s website.
The Intermediate Court of Appeals is the court that “hears nearly all appeals” in the state, according to the Hawaii State Judiciary, and is composed of six judges who sit on panels of three each.
The ICA position has been vacant since the retirement of Associate Judge Derrick H. M. Chan in October.
In other judicial news, Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald is accepting public comment on judicial nominees for a position in the District Family Court in the First Circuit, Island of Oahu.
The nominees are:
More information on the nominees can be viewed here.
Confidential comments about the qualifications and character of any of the nominees with regard to either calendar assignment may be sent to email@example.com. The deadline is June 23.
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