Directory of Bilingual Attorneys and Legal Assistants:
Bilingual attorneys/paralegals register by September 14 to be listed in the 2012 Directory.
The Judiciary is seeking bilingual attorneys and paralegals interested in listing in the Directory of Bilingual Attorneys and Legal Assistants, which is slated for publication and distribution in October 2012.
The Directory is distributed to non-profit immigrant service organizations and posted on the Judiciary's website, as a resource for more than 1 in 4 Hawaii residents who are foreign-born.
The Directory and application form may be viewed here. Completed registration forms must be submitted by September 14.
Nominations for Jurist of the Year Award
Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald is requesting that members of the Hawaii State Bar Association submit nominations for the Judiciary's 2012 Jurist of the Year award.
The award recognizes a full-time, state court trial judge for exceptional judicial competence, evidenced by decisional quality, significant extra-judicial contributions to the adminstration of justice, and active participation in public service to the community at-large.
Circuit, family or district court judges may be nominated by any active member of the Bar with direct and first-hand knowledge of the jurist's accomplishments.
Nominators should send a narrative description indicating how the candidate meets the award criteria to the Office of the Chief Justice, Hawaii Supreme Court, 417 South King Street, Honolulu 96813 or by fax to 539-4703. The nomination deadline is Friday, September 7, 2012.
The Jurist of the Year award will be presented at the annual distinguished and meritorious service awards ceremony for employees of the judiciary, which will be held on October 23 in the Supreme Court courtroom.