Exempt Positions and Other Related Opportunities

Exempt Positions

Law Clerks

Law clerks work directly with a judge or justice and are exempt from civil service. Each judge or justice personally hires his or her law clerk(s). Generally, law clerk applicants should submit a cover letter along with a resume. However, the judge or justice may have additional application requirements, such as writing samples, law school transcripts or recommendation letters. Therefore, applicants should contact the respective judge or justice's office directly.

Other Related Opportunities

Hawaii Office of Disciplinary Counsel


The Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC): (1) investigates ethics complaints against attorneys and prosecutes violations of the Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct; (2) issues informal ethics opinions to bar members; and (3) engages in educational outreach.

The Chief Disciplinary Counsel (CDC) is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the ODC and the administration of the Lawyers’ Trust Fund for Client Protection. The CDC reports to the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court.

The Disciplinary Board is seeking candidates for the CDC position. A candidate must be amember in good standing of the Hawaii State Bar or be qualified for admission to the Hawai?i State Bar and able to obtain such status at the earliest opportunity; have ten years of experience in the practice of law; possess strong legal analysis and writing skills; have management/administrative/information technology experience; and excellent interpersonal skills.

Qualified candidates should respond by Friday, August 22, 2014, with a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in confidence to:

Nathan J. Sult, Board Secretary
Disciplinary Board of the Hawai`i Supreme Court
Post Office Box 415
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96809

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