Becoming a Judge: A Talk with Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald

  • January 15, 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Ashford & Wriston, 999 Bishop St, 17th Fl.
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  • Brown rice, two sides, and drink included.
  • Brown rice, two sides, and drink included.

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Please join us for this special opportunity to hear Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald share his insights on the judicial application process and district court and family court judicial appointments. Chief Justice Recktenwald will discuss what qualities he believes an applicant for judicial office should possess, how someone might prepare for the process of becoming a judge, and his own personal experience applying for judgeships.

Mark E. Recktenwald was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on September 14, 2010.  He joined the Supreme Court on May 11, 2009, and previously served as Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals beginning in April, 2007.  Prior to his appointment to the ICA, Recktenwald served as the director of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Hawai'i, and as an attorney in private practice.  He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his law degree from the University of Chicago.

You may register at  Attendance without lunch is free to members and $5 to non-members.  Bento from ʻUmeke Market is available to all attendees for purchase ($9.50) . If you are purchasing lunch, please register by January 12.

Look forward to seeing you there!

This event was developed in response to a May, 2014 survey conducted by HWL on the topic of becoming a judge.

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