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Seeking Applicants for First Circuit (Oahu) Independent Grand Jury Counsel

Posted on Sep 8, 2021 in News & Reports, Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Circuit Court of the First Circuit is seeking applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel. 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 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.

To be considered for a one-year appointment, please submit a letter indicating your interest and a resume by Friday, December 3, 2021 to:

Judge Christine E. Kuriyama
777 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

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

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