I may be moving to Hawaii about a year from now and sitting for the Hawaii bar. I would like to know how ample legal employement opportunities are. Is it particalarly difficult for a non-Hawaiian to get a job? Are there certain areas of legal practice that predominate in Hawaii? Any information would be helpful and appreciated. Thanks!
Most of the lawyers are located in Honolulu. There are private practices on the other islands (outer islands) but I would suggest that you establish yourself on Oahu first (after passing the bar of course) before considering moving to the outer islands.
Being successful in Hawaii (as a lawyer or any other professional) requires you to have intimate knowledge of the way Hawaii works, meaning how each culture within Hawaii works. You’ll be able to learn that better in Honolulu than on the outer islands (where it’ll be assumed you already know that information).
Hope this helps…….