Applicants Wanted for the Attorney and Judges Assistance Program, Disciplinary and Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Boards

The Attorney and Judges Assistance Program, Disciplinary Board, and Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection have openings on their respective boards. General qualifications include sound judgment, affirmative interest in the organization, and willingness and ability to devote time to perform necessary duties, including learning the procedures, methods and functions of the organization. The positions are not compensated.

Applicants from all islands are invited to apply. Travel expenses incurred by neighbor island members to attend meetings on Oahu will be reimbursed.

The duties of the board member of the Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program:  Adopts policies and procedures to carry out objectives of the program, which was established to assist (in the form of education, guidance, emotional support and monitoring of treatment) attorneys and judges who suffer from substance abuse, stress or other problems affecting their professional performance.

Term: Three years
Board positions to be filled: two (one judge and one attorney)

The duties of a board member of the Disciplinary Board: Governs the Office of Disciplinary Counsel which investigates alleged grounds for discipline or incapacity of attorneys; recommends appropriate action to effectuate the purposes of the Disciplinary Rules. Other qualifications include experience in specialized areas that will aid in evaluating and analysis of complaints and recommendations for discipline.

Term: Three years
Board positions to be filled: three (two attorneys and one non-attorney)

The duties of the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Board:  Oversees and administers the LFCP, the purpose of which is to reimburse--to the extent provided by the Rules of the Hawaii Supreme Court--losses caused by dishonest conduct of lawyers licensed to practice in Hawaii.

Term: Five years
Board position to be filled: one (attorney position)

Interested individuals should send a letter and resume indicating their interest in serving on these boards to:

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

The deadline for applying is April 16, 2012

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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