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Judiciary Ethics Commission Seeks New Member

March 11, 2016, 3:46 PM HST
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Hawai'i State Ethics Commission photo.

Hawai’i State Ethics Commission photo.

Applications for an upcoming vacancy on the Hawai’i State Judicial Council’s Ethics Commission Board are being sought.

The Council is accepting applications for a vacancy created by the expiration of the term of Commissioner Susan DeGuzman, who will leave her role on June 30.

Those applying are required to be a United States citizen, resident of Hawai’i, and cannot hold any public office.

In addition, the Hawaii State Constitution prohibits members of the Ethics Commission “from taking an active part in political management or political campaigns.”

Applications are being collected from all over the state and travel expenses incurred by neighbor island members to attend meetings on Oahu will be reimbursed.

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The Ethics Commission addresses ethical issues involving legislators, registered lobbyists, and state employees, with the exception of judges, who are governed by the Commission on Judicial Conduct.  The five commission members are responsible for investigating complaints, providing advisory opinions, and enforcing decisions issued by the Commission.

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Applications, a resume, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to the Judicial Council, Hawai’i Supreme Court, 417 S. King Street, Second Floor, Honolulu, Hawai’i  96813-2902, and postmarked by Friday, March 18.

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