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APPELLATE LAW CLERK (for Associate Judge Sonja M.P. McCullen)

Exempt (Non-Civil Service) Appointment

Location: Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.

Salary: $5,712 per month ($5,940 per month effective 7/1/23)

Summary of Duties: Reviews and analyzes the contents of appellate briefs and records on appeal; performs legal research; prepares memoranda of law and proposed dispositions; conducts thorough final review of opinions, memorandum opinions, and summary disposition orders to check for accuracy of citations, content, and form; and performs other duties as required.

Requirement: Graduation from a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctor degree.

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Applicants must be citizens, permanent resident aliens or nationals of the United States, or non-citizens with unrestricted employment authorization from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

All applicants shall become residents of the State within thirty (30) days after beginning their employment and as a condition of eligibility for continued employment.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, a list of at least 2 references, and law school transcript to the attention of the Honorable Sonja M.P. McCullen by email to:

Or by mail:

Hawai`i State Judiciary, Intermediate Court of Appeals 
426 Queen Street, Room 201 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Attention: Honorable Sonja M.P. McCullen

Note: Your law school transcript does not have to be an original transcript. A copy will be acceptable.

First consideration will be given to resumes received by Friday, April 14, 2023
Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.

Should you have any questions, please contact Joelle Hoke at (808) 539-4698.