Hawaii Government and Military attorneys

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Similar to the states view of House Counsel, Hawaii also does not require or currently have special admission rules for government attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions to be able to practice as Hawaii government attorneys. Check out Hawaii Pro Hac Vice Rules for admission on a specific matter.

Military attorneys however are governed by the Hawaii Supreme Court Rule 1.7. This rule regulates the admission of military attorneys and strictly applies to JAGS. For a JAG to be admitted in the state of Hawaii they:

  • Must be admitted to practice in another state jurisdiction (min of two years)
  • Be employed full-time by a government entity
  • Engage in the active practice of law
  • Adhere to the CLE requirements
  • An employer statement that indicates that the future employee will work for the employer as an attorney providing legal services
  • Sworn statements that there has not been any violations of the ethic code or sanctions brought against the attorney in any other jurisdiction where they are barred.

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