The state Senate will convene a special session next week to consider two judicial nominees, including that of Wailuku attorney Peter Cahill to serve as a 2nd Circuit Court judge.
Senators also will take up the nomination of Oahu Circuit Judge Richard Pollack to the Hawaii Supreme Court.
Public hearings will be held Friday on Pollack's nomination, and Tuesday for Cahill. Both hearings are scheduled for 11 a.m. A final vote is set for June 29.
Cahill had been appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to fill the vacancy created by the mandatory retirement of Judge Shackley Raffetto. But the governor had missed a constitutional deadline to make the pick, requiring the Judicial Selection Commission to make a nomination. Cahill was again named.
Abercrombie named Pollack to fill the vacancy of Justice James Duffy Jr., who retired.