Applicants Sought for Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program and Disciplinary Boards, Deadline Extended to May 31

The Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program Board and Disciplinary Board have openings on their respective boards. General qualifications for these positions include sound judgment, affirmative interest in the organization, willingness and ability to devote time to perform necessary duties which involve learning the procedures, methods and functions of the organization. These 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 members of the Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program involves providing assistance (in the form of education, guidance, emotional support, and monitoring of treatment) to attorneys and judges suffering from substance abuse, stress or other problems affecting their professional performance. Board members are also responsible for adopting policies and procedures to carry out the objectives of the program.

Board Positions to be filled: three (one judge and two attorneys)
Term: Three years (begins on July 1, 2013)

The duties of the Disciplinary Board includes governing the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) which investigates alleged grounds for discipline or incapacity of attorneys; recommends appropriate action to carry out the purposes of the Disciplinary Rules. Qualifications include experience in specialized areas that will aid in evaluating complaints.

Board Positions to be filled: six (positions are for attorneys and non-attorneys)
Term: Three years (begins on July 1, 2013)

Interested individuals should send a letter and resume 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 May 31, 2013.

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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