Overview of the Office
Deputy Prosecutors generally begin their assignments in District Court, which calendars traffic, misdemeanor, petty misdemeanor and criminal violations appearances and bench trials. Thereafter, deputies are assigned to Family Court, which has dedicated calendar dates for domestic violence and juvenile cases. After spending approximately one to two years in these courts, a deputy may thereafter be assigned to Circuit Court work, which includes screening, charging and trying felony and misdemeanor committal cases. Training opportunities are provided for all deputies. These include but are not limited to trial advocacy and areas of specializations such as impaired driving, domestic violence, community prosecution, crimes against children, drugs investigations and drug court, asset forfeitures, violent crimes, elder abuse, career criminal prosecution and sexual assault.
Deputy Prosecutors are encouraged to be active in the state and local community bar associations, as well as other community groups. They may be requested to teach or speak to law enforcement and other groups about the criminal justice system.
Deputy Prosecutor Application for Employment
Please apply by writing a letter to the Prosecuting Attorney expressing your interest and availability. Attach a copy of your resume and mail to: 655 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720.