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Seeking Applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsel – Fifth Circuit

Posted on Aug 6, 2015 in Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Circuit Court of the Fifth Circuit is seeking applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsel. The compensation for independent counsel 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.

If you are interested in being considered for a one year appointment, please submit a resume by October 26, 2015, to Chief Judge Randal Valenciano, 3970 Kaana Street, Suite 306, Lihue, Hawaii, 96766, Fax (808) 482-2662.

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

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