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Four Honolulu District Court judges are appointed

Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald has appointed four Honolulu lawyers to six-year terms as Honolulu District Court judges, the state Judiciary announced today.

The four are Lanson Kupau, a part-time district judge and lawyer with Bronster and Hoshibata;

Melanie Mito May, a partner with Marr Jones & Wang; Dean Ochiai, vice president and managing attorney for First Insurance Company of Hawaii Ltd., and Catherine Remigio, partner with Bryant and Remigio. Remigio was appointed as a district judge in Family Court.

The appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

Recktenwald chose the four from lists of candidates by the Judicial Selection Commission. The chief justice released the names earlier and sought public comment on the candidates.

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