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Third Circuit (Hawaii island) Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel

Posted on Jan 25, 2019 in News & Reports, Press Releases


HILO, HI – The Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii island) is seeking applications for independent grand jury counsel for Hilo and Kona. The compensation 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 Hawaii 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 for either Hilo or Kona, please submit a letter indicating your interest and a resume by April 15, 2019 to:

Chief Judge Greg Nakamura
Hale Kaulike
777 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, Hawaii  96720

Also, please fax a copy to:

Lester Oshiro
Chief Court Administrator
(808) 961-7577



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