Monday, May 14, 2001

Family Court
per-diem terms
extended to ’05

Star-Bulletin staff

Hawaii Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon has reappointed seven per-diem judges to the Oahu District Family Court.

Paula Devens, Lenore K.J.H. Lee, Hilary Benson Gangnes, Gale L.F. Ching, Yvonne R. Shinmura, William J. Nagle III and Timothy David Woo Jr. will continue on the bench.

Devens began serving her new term May 9 and will continue to May 20, 2005. The other four appointees' terms will begin May 21 and will also extend through May 20, 2005.

Devens was formerly with the law firm of Ikazaki Devens Lo Youth & Nakano.

Lee is in private practice and is a former associate of the law firm of Foley Maehara Judge Nip & Chang. She is also a certified public accountant and had been president of Lee & Lee CPAs Inc.

Gangnes is a partner in the law firm of Bronster Crabtree & Hoshibata.

Ching is a director in the law firm of Hisaka Stone Goto Yoshida Cosgrove & Ching. He has also served as deputy attorney general and deputy prosecuting attorney.

Shinmura is a partner in the firm of Kaolulo & Shinmura.

Nagle is in private practice, was a partner at Tam O'Connor & Henderson and also served as deputy prosecuting attorney.

Woo is in private practice and served as chief clerk for the state Senate, a partner in the law firm of Chang & Woo and an assistant U.S. attorney.

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