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Deadline for Applicants for Ethics Commission Extended

Posted on Feb 19, 2008 in Press Releases

The Judicial Council is accepting applications to fill an anticipated vacancy on the Hawai’i State Ethics Commission. The vacancy will occur on June 30, 2008 when the term of Robert Bean expires.

Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of the State of Hawai’i, and may not hold any other public office. The Ethics Commission regulates the ethics of all legislators, registered lobbyists, and state employees (with the exception of judges, who are governed by the Commission on Judicial Conduct). The Ethics Commission is responsible for investigating complaints, providing advisory opinions, and enforcing decisions issued by the Commission. The Hawai’i State Constitution prohibits members of the Ethics Commission “from taking an active part in political management or political campaigns.”

Interested persons should submit an application along with a resume and three letters of recommendation (attesting to the applicant’s character and integrity) no later than close of business Friday, March 14, 2008 to the Judicial Council, Hawai’i Supreme Court, 417 S. King Street, Second Floor, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813-2902.

Application forms are available on the Judiciary website at Applicants may also be obtained from the Public Affairs Office, Room 206-C, Ali’iolani Hale, 417 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813 or by calling the Judicial Council at 539-4702.

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Contact: Marsha Kitagawa, 539-4909

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