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Senate Confirms Jeffrey Ng as Family Court Judge in 3rd Circuit

April 8, 2021, 7:30 AM HST
* Updated April 8, 6:28 AM
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The Hawai’i State Senate voted to confirm Jeffrey W. Ng to fill a judicial position in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit. His term of office will be for six years.

Ng was appointed by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald on March 12, 2021, after the Chief Justice was presented with a nomination list from the Judicial Selection Commission.

Ng has been with the Office of the Public Defender for 18 years, providing legal counsel to indigent persons accused of criminal charges in the District, Family and Circuit Courts. He has worked in both the Honolulu and Hilo offices and currently is the Supervising Attorney for the Hilo office. He is a former law clerk to the Honorable Derrick H.M. Chan when he was a circuit court judge.

“The work that Judge Ng has done serving the Office of the Public Defender shows that he is a qualified leader who will do great work in his new role,” stated Sen. Karl Rhoads (District 13 – Dowsett Highlands, Pu‘unui, Nu‘uanu, Pacific Heights, Pauoa, Punchbowl, Pālama, Liliha, ʻIwilei, Chinatown, and Downtown), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Judge Ng graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law after earning his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan.

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