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Seeking Applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsel – First Circuit (Oahu)

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in News & Reports, Press Releases


HONOLULU, HI – The Circuit Court of the First Circuit is seeking applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsel. The compensation for independent counsel shall be as provided by law.

Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of the state of Hawaii establishes that whenever a grand jury is impaneled, an independent counsel shall be appointed as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before it.

In accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes (§612-51 to §612-57), the chief justice of the state supreme court appoints grand jury counsel for the four judicial circuits of the state, selecting from among those individuals licensed to practice law in Hawaii who are not public employees.

If you are interested in being considered for a one-year appointment, please submit a resume by Friday, January 4, 2019 to:

Judge Colette Y. Garibaldi
777 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Fax number (808) 539-4218


For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at

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