Judge Glenn S. Hara's varied legal experience includes service as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army and the Hawai`i National Guard, Deputy Attorney General with the State of Hawai`i, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the County of Hawai`i, and private practice in Hilo in the areas of real estate, commercial counseling and litigation, and wills, trusts and probate law. He has represented clients in criminal and civil cases. From 1982 to 1987, Judge Hara served as a per diem District Court judge.
In 2004, Governor Linda Lingle appointed Judge Hara to the Third Circuit Court.
He received his law degree from Stanford University. After graduation from law school, Judge Hara clerked with former Hawai`i Supreme Court Associate Justice Kazuhisa Abe.