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Supreme Court Seeks Nominations and Applications for Board of Certified Shorthand Reporters

Posted on Aug 27, 2009 in Press Releases

The Supreme Court of Hawai`i is seeking nominations or applications for unpaid positions on the Hawai`i Board of Certified Shorthand Reporters. The Board is composed of six members. The Board examines applicants for certification as Hawai`i certified shorthand reporters and proposes rules and regulations for (i) testing, licensing, and supervision of certified shorthand reporters, (ii) standards governing conduct of Hawai`i certified shorthand reporters, and (iii) discipline, censure, suspension or revocation of certification. Members serve staggered three-year terms.

The supreme court is seeking applications for four seats on the Board. Two of the individuals selected must be “official” (i.e., a court-employed court reporter), one must be “freelance,” (i.e., not court employed, certified shorthand reporter), and one must be a member of the Judiciary Administrative Director’s staff. One official position is currently vacant. The three remaining positions begin on November 1, 2009.

Applications or nominations must be submitted by Friday, October 9, 2009, to the Judiciary Public Affairs Office, by mail to 417 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813, by facsimile to 539-4801 or by e-mail to

Applications or nominations must include, at minimum:

  1. A brief biography or resume of the applicant or nominee, including the applicant’s or nominee’s current employment.
  2. At least two references.
  3. If a nominee, an agreement to be a nominee.

The names of all applicants or nominees will be made public in an announcement seeking comments about them. After comments are received, the supreme court will select individuals to fill the vacancies.

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Contact: Marsha Kitagawa, 539-4909

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