Kauai News

5th Circuit Court Seeks Applicants for Independent Jury Counsel

Posted August 4, 2020, 11:34 AM HST

The 5th Circuit Court is seeking applicants 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.

Those interested in being considered for a one-year appointment should submit their resumes by Oct. 16. Send resumes to:

Chief Judge Randal Valenciano
3970 Kaana Street, Suite 306
Lihue, Hawaii, 96766
Fax number: 808-482-2662