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Applications Sought for Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program and Disciplinary Boards

The Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program Board and Disciplinary Board will have terms expiring on their respective boards. General qualifications for these positions include sound judgment, affirmative interest in the organization, willingness and ability to devote time to perform necessary duties, including learning the procedures, methods and functions of the organization. These positions are not compensated.

Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program
Duties: Adopts policies and procedures to carry out objectives of the Program, which was established to assist (in the form of education, guidance, emotional support and monitoring of treatment) attorneys and judges who suffer from substance abuse, stress or other problems affecting their professional performance.
Term: Three years beginning on July 1, 2010.
Board positions to be filled: three, including one member of the judiciary (judge) and two attorneys.

Disciplinary Board
Duties: Governs the Office of Disciplinary Counsel which investigates alleged grounds for discipline or incapacity of attorneys; recommends appropriate action to effectuate the purposes of the Disciplinary Rules. Other qualifications include experience in specialized areas that will aid in evaluating and analysis of complaints and recommendations for discipline.
Term: Three years beginning in July 1, 2010.
Board positions to be filled: six, including both attorneys and non-attorneys.

The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2010.Those interested in serving should submit a resume and letter indicating their interest to:

Gayle J. Lau, Acting Chair
Nominating Committee, Supreme Court of Hawaii
P.O. Box 26436
Honolulu, HI 96825-6436

Fri Apr 30, 2010