HSJ News Release: DeWeese and Taniyama Sworn-InPosted on Dec 3, 2021 in Latest Department News, Newsroom
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – On December 2, the Hawaii State Supreme Court convened in special session to induct the Honorable Wendy M. DeWeese into office as Judge of the Circuit Court of the Third Circuit, and Kimberly B.M. Taniyama as Judge of the District Court of the Third Circuit.
Family, friends, and colleagues tuned in to watch as Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald presided over the virtual ceremony, which was livestreamed on the Judiciary’s YouTube Channel.
Guest speakers were: West Hawaii Bar Association President Stephen L. Frye; Hawaii County Bar Association Vice-President William B. Heflin; Hawaii State Bar Association President Levi K. Hookano; Hawaii State Trial Judges Association President Judge Matthew J. Viola; Judicial Selection Commission Vice-Chair Francine Dudoit-Tagupa; Hawaii State Representative Mark M. Nakashima; Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi; and Gov. David Y. Ige.
Judge DeWeese will serve a ten-year term from December 2, 2021 to December 1, 2031.
Judge Taniyama will serve a six-year term from December 2, 2021 to December 1, 2027.
ATTACHED PHOTO 1: Judge Wendy M. DeWeese takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, December 2, 2021.
ATTACHED PHOTO 2: Kimberly B.M. Taniyama takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, December 2, 2021.
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