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Applicants Sought for Disciplinary Board

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 in Press Releases

The Hawaii Supreme Court is seeking applicants to fill six lawyer and non-lawyer positions on the Disciplinary Board that will be expiring in the next few months.

The Board’s duties include overseeing the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, which investigates allegations of attorney misconduct and incapacity, and recommending appropriate action to the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Qualifications for these positions include sound judgment and a willingness and ability to devote time to perform necessary duties including learning the procedures, methods and functions of the Board. Other qualifications may include experience in specialized areas that aid in the evaluations and analysis of complaints and recommendations for discipline.

The Disciplinary Board governs the Office of Disciplinary Counsel which investigates alleged grounds for discipline or incapacity of attorneys and recommends appropriate action to effectuate the purposes of the Disciplinary Rules. Terms are for three years scheduled to commence on July 1, 2015. Six positions are expected to be filled including both attorneys and non-attorneys.

The application deadline is May 1, 2015. Those interesting in serving should submit a letter and resume indicating their interest to:

Gayle J. Lau, Acting Chair
Nominating Committee, Hawaii Supreme Court
P.O. Box 26436
Honolulu, HI 96825


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