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Honolulu lawyer selected to become district judge

Honolulu lawyer James H. Ashford has been appointed to a six-year term as a district judge on Oahu, the state Judiciary said Friday.

Ashford will replace Dean Ochiai who was selected as a Honolulu Circuit Court judge.

Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald named Ashford from a list of candidates from the Judicial Selection Commission.

Ashford, a partner in the law firm of Cades Schutte, focused on commercial litigation, employment law, construction and condominium disputes and other types of civil cases, according to the judiciary.

The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

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