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HSJ PRESS RELEASE: Chief Justice appoints judges at the District Family Court

Posted on July 9, 2021 in News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today appointed Lesley N. Maloian to serve as Judge on the District Family Court of the First Circuit.

Maloian has served as the Honolulu Associate Public Defender for 18 years and has extensive experience in jury trials in county, district and family courts. She previously served as an associate in Ellen Politano’s law firm for two years, representing clients in family court cases including divorce, injunctions, alimony, child support and paternity. From 1996 to 2001, Maloian was the assistant public guardian in Chicago, Illinois, where she collectively served over 150 families and participated in daily banking trials, administrative hearings, and criminal proceedings. She also has experience as an administrative hearing officer with the Department of Buildings for the City of Chicago, which she held for a year before becoming Assistant Public Guardian.

Maloian graduated from Valparaiso University of Law School and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2002. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from CUNY Baruch College.

The Chief Justice made his appointment on the basis of the list of nominations presented to him by the Judicial Selection Committee on June 9, 2021. Maloian’s appointment is subject to Senate ratification.

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