HAWAI`I STATE JUDICIARY NOTICE OF EXEMPT (NON-CIVIL SERVICE) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
LAW CLERK (Lautenberg)
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Salary: $5,713 per month effective July 1, 2023
Location: Fifth Circuit Court, 2nd Division, Lihuʻe, Hawaiʻi
Summary of Duties: Performs legal research and analysis, and prepares memoranda of
findings and analysis; communicates with attorneys on preparation of court orders; assists in
preparations for pre-trial hearings and trials; and performs other duties as required.
Minimum Qualification Requirements: Graduation from a school of law recognized by the
American Bar Association with a Juris Doctor degree. Member of Hawaiʻi State Bar preferred,
but not required.
Qualification for Firearms (Lautenberg): Applicants must be qualified to possess firearms
or ammunition in accordance with state and federal laws, e.g., no misdemeanor or felony
domestic violence conviction.
Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Applicants must be citizens, lawful permanent
residents (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: Please email a cover letter, resume, list of references, and writing samples to:
By mail to:
Fifth Circuit Court
3970 Kaʻana Street, Suite 307
Lihuʻe, HI 96766
Attn: Judge Kathleen Watanabe
Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.