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Application Deadline to Serve on State Ethics Commission Extended to March 31, 2016

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 in Press Releases

HONOLULU, HI – The Judicial Council is extending the deadline for applications to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. The new application deadline is March 31, 2016.

Members of the commission serve on a voluntary basis. Applicants from all islands may apply. Travel expenses incurred by neighbor island commissioners to attend meetings on Oahu will be reimbursed.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of the State of Hawaii, and may not hold any other public office. The Hawaii State Constitution prohibits members of the Ethics Commission “from taking an active part in political management or political campaigns.”

The Ethics Commission addresses ethical issues involving legislators, registered lobbyists, and state employees (with the exception of judges, who are governed by the Commission on Judicial Conduct). The five commission members are responsible for investigating complaints, providing advisory opinions, and enforcing decisions issued by the Commission. 

Interested persons should submit an application, a resume, and three letters of recommendation (attesting to the applicant’s character and integrity) postmarked by Thursday, March 31, 2016 to: Judicial Council, Hawaii Supreme Court, 417 S. King Street, Second Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2902.

An application is available on the Judiciary website or can be obtained from the Communications and Community Relations Office, Room 212, Aliiolani Hale, 417 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, or by calling the Judicial Council at 539-4702.

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

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