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

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 in Press Releases

The Hawai`i Supreme Court is seeking nominations or applicants for four unpaid position on the six-member Hawai`i Board of Certified Shorthand Reporters.

Two of the individuals selected must be “official” (i.e., a court-employed court reporter). The terms of both official positions begin November 1, 2012, however, one term ends on October 31, 2013 and the other ends on October 31, 2014.

The third seat is reserved for someone employed as a “freelance” reporter (i.e., a certified shorthand reporter not employed with the court). The term for this position begins November 1, 2012 and ends October 31, 2014.

The fourth seat on the Board is reserved for a member of the Judiciary Administrative Director’s staff. This person must be able to serve from November 1, 2012 to October 31, 2013.

The Board examines applicants for certification as Hawaiʻi certified shorthand reporters and proposes rules and regulations for testing, licensing, and supervision of certified shorthand reporters; for standards governing conduct of Hawaiʻi certified shorthand reporters; and for discipline, censure, suspension or revocation of certification.

Applications or nominations must be submitted by Friday, October 12, 2012, to the Judiciary Communications and Community Relations 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. 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.

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

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