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Recruitment Notice: Family Court, First Circuit

Application Form at:

The Family Court is accepting applications from attorneys interested in serving as per diem judges to sit as District Family Judges. Application forms are available at: (1) the Ho'okele Counter on the first floor of the Circuit Court Building at 777 Punchbowl Street; (2) the District Court Concierge Kiosk on the Plaza level of the District Court Building at 1111 Alakea Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, or (3) the Ho'okele Counter on the first floor of the Kapolei Courthouse located at 4675 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707. Completed applications must be received by April 29, 2010, and may be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Committee to Evaluate Qualifications of Per Diem Judges
ATNN: Judge Sabrina S. McKenna
4675 Kapolei ParkwayHonolulu, HI 96707

Pursuant to Article VI, Section 3 of the Hawaii State Constitution, applicants must be residents and citizens of the State and of the United States, and must have been licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Hawaii for a period of not less than five years preceding nomination. Please be advised that the Commission on Judicial Conduct has indicated in a formal opinion that any per diem judge and his/her partners and associates may not practice in the court to which the per diem judge is assigned. Furthermore, pursuant to the Hawaii State Constitution, government employees (federal, state, or county) are disqualified from serving as per diem judges. Additionally, once appointed, per diem judges are prohibited from holding other public positions for profit (e.g., teaching at the William S. Richardson School of Law.)

Thu Apr 29, 2010