New Judge Sworn in at Kona Courthouse
Joanna E. Sokolow was sworn in as Judge of the District Family Court of the Third Circuit before colleagues, special guests, family, and friends – many of whom watched remotely.
Sokolow will be based at the Keahuolū Courthouse.
Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald presided over the Aug. 3 ceremony, which was livestreamed on the Judiciary’s YouTube channel.
Guest speakers were Hawai‘i State Trial Judges Association Secretary Judge James R. Rouse; West Hawai‘i Bar Association Vice- President Charles E. Murray; Hawai‘i County Bar Association Treasurer Sherilyn K. Tavares; Hawai‘i State Bar Association Vice-President Jesse K. Souki; Judicial Selection Commission Chair Nadine Y. Ando; Rep. Mark M. Nakashima; and Sen. Karl Rhoads.