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Abercrombie appoints Ochiai to 1st Circuit Court

By Associated Press


Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed a new judge to the Hawaii First Circuit Court.

Dean E. Ochiai of Honolulu will fill the vacancy left by Judge Richard Pollack. Pollack became an associate justice on the Hawaii Supreme Court.

The 57-year-old Ochiai had been serving as a district court judge. Prior to becoming a judge, Ochiai was vice president and managing attorney for the First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. His resume also includes work as a prosecutor and private practice attorney.

His new appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

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fbiguy wrote:
Great news for the people of Hawaii. Judge Ochiai is a great lawyer and judge.
on December 30,2012 | 09:20AM
MalamaKaAina wrote:
Who? What?
on December 30,2012 | 12:23PM
MANDA wrote:
Abercrombie can always be counted on to think the best man for the position is a man.
on December 30,2012 | 10:58AM
MalamaKaAina wrote:
Who? What?
on December 30,2012 | 12:23PM
false wrote:
Question: If he want's to advance as a judge., does he have to rule in favor of the state?
on December 30,2012 | 12:24PM
pro populus wrote:
Answer: No.
on December 31,2012 | 07:39AM
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