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The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting nominations and applications to fill the following judicial vacancy in the State of Hawaii:
District Judge, District Court of the Second Circuit (Maui)
The Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi requires that the persons selected by the Commission be residents and citizens of the State of Hawaiʻi and of the United States, and have been licensed to practice law by the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court. A judge of the district court shall have been licensed to practice law for a period of not less than five years preceding nomination. No judge shall, during the term of office, engage in the practice of law, or run for or hold any other office or position of profit under the United States, the State or its political subdivisions. For more information view the press release.
- The Circuit Court of the Second Court is seeking applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsel. If you are interested in being considered for a one year appointment, please submit a resume by April 30, 2013 to Judge Joseph E. Cardoza, 2145 Main Street, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793.
The Hawaii Supreme Court seeks comments on proposals to amend the Hawaii Rules Governing Trust Accounting and Rules 11 and 17 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii.
Judicial Selection Commission is accepting nominations and applications
to fill the following judicial vacancy in the State of Hawaii: District
Judge, District Court of the First Circuit (Oahu). For more information
The Circuit Court of the Fifth Circuit is seeking applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsel. If you are interested in being considered for a one year appointment, please submit a resume by October 31, 2012 to Chief Judge Randal Valenciano, 3970 Kaana Street, Suite 306, Lihue, HI 96766; Fax (808) 482-2662.
Applications Being Accepted for Per Diem District Judge Positions, First and Third Circuit Court.
District Court Criminal Project and E-Filing:
The Judiciary Information Management System (JIMS)
and Judiciary Electronic Filing and Service System (JEFS) for criminal cases in
District Courts is scheduled to go live statewide on Monday, June 18, 2012.
This will be a significant change for Judiciary staff, prosecutors, and defense
counsel as all criminal cases initiated by a criminal complaint will be
initiated by electronic filing. See a copy of the presentation material here.
Circuit Court of the Second Circuit Seeks Independent
Grand Jury Counsel :
The Second Circuit Court is seeking applications for
Independent Grand Jury Counsels. If you are interested in being considered for
a one-year appointment, please submit a letter indicating your interest and a
resume by March 31, 2012 to: Chief Judge Shackley F. Raffetto, Second Circuit Court, 2145 Main Street, Wailuku, HI 96793.
Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument at Farrington High
The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear
oral argument on Thursday, February 16, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at
the Wallace Rider Farrington High School auditorium before an audience of
approximately 200 students from Farrington and Mililani High Schools. This will be the first time that
the Hawaii Supreme Court has convened at a high school and the first oral
argument to be held under the Judiciary’s Courts in the Community project. The
oral argument is open to members of the Bar and the public.
See more here
Indigent Surcharge Filing Fee Increase Effective January 1
Effective January 1, 2012, pursuant to Act 180, S.B. No. 1073, SD2, HD2, CD1, Relating to Surcharge for Indigent Legal Services, initial filing fees for certain District, Family, Circuit and Appellate Court cases will increase to reflect additional surcharge amounts for Indigent Legal Services. The surcharges will be deposited in the Indigent Legal Assistance Fund, which provides funding to organizations that work to increase access to justice in Hawaii. See court notice.