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Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Nominees For District Court Vacancies

Posted April 26, 2022, 7:30 AM HST ·Updated April 25, 4:31 PM

There is one vacancy in the District Court of the 5th Circuit on Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald is seeking public comment on nominees to fill the position.

The nominees submitted by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Lisa R. Arin is employed with the Law Office of Lisa R. Arin Inc. She is a graduate of Western State University College of Law and was admitted to the Hawai‘i State Bar in 2010.
  • Brandon K. Flores is the assistant administrator with the Child Support Enforcement Agency of the state Department of the Attorney General. He is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar in 1996.
  • Russell K.M.K. Goo is a deputy attorney general with the state Department of the Attorney General. He is a graduate of University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and was admitted to the Hawai‘i State Bar in 1998.
  • Simeona L.L.A. Mariano is a deputy attorney general with the state Department of the Attorney General. She is a graduate of the UH William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar in 2004.
  • Gregory H. Meyers is employed with Meyers & Meyers LLC. He is a graduate of George Washington University Law School and was admitted to the Hawai‘i State Bar in 2002.
  • Keola A. Siu is a first deputy prosecuting attorney with the Kaua‘i County prosecuting attorney’s office. He is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law and was admitted to the Hawai‘i State Bar in 2004.

The chief justice has the discretion to assign judges to the District or District Family Court calendar. Comments about the qualifications and character of any of the nominees with regard to either calendar assignment can be sent, in writing, to Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, Supreme Court of Hawai‘i, 417 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96813; faxed to 808-539-4703; or emailed to chiefjustice@courts.hawaii.gov.

Comments should be postmarked, emailed, faxed or hand delivered no later than May 6. All comments will be kept confidential.

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