Applications Sought for Disciplinary Board

The Nominating Committee of the Hawai`i Supreme Court is seeking applicants to fill six vacancies on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawai`i Supreme Court. Lawyer and non-lawyer positions on the Board are available. The terms are for three years beginning on July 1, 2007. Appointments will be made by the Supreme Court from a list presented by the Nominating Committee.

These positions are not compensated. Travel expenses of board members from the neighbor islands are reimbursable.

Duties include overseeing the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, which investigates allegations of attorney misconduct and incapacity, and recommending appropriate action pursuant to established rules.

Qualifications for these positions include sound judgment, and a willingness and ability to devote time to perform necessary duties including learning the procedures, methods and functions of the Board. Other qualifications may include experience in specialized areas that aid in the evaluation and analysis of complaints and recommendations for discipline.

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2007. Those interested in serving should submit a resume and letter indicating their interest to:

Gayle J. Lau, Chair
Nominating Committee, Supreme Court of Hawai`i
P. O. Box 26436
Honolulu, HI 96825-6436

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Contact: Gayle Lau, 291-3955
Marsha Kitagawa, 539-4909

For more information, contact the public affairs office at 808-539-4909 or via email at pao@courts.state.hi.us.

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