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  • Paul Devens Retired

A LAW CORPORATION), admitted to bar, 1958, New York; 1960, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii; 1961, Hawaii; 1962, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; 1963, U.S. Court of International Trade; 1970, U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Indiana University (B.A., cum laude, 1954), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma; Columbia University (L.L.B., 1957).
Professional Profile
  • Practiced in New York City, 1958-60.
  • Corporation Counsel, 1969-1972 and Managing Director, 1972-1975, City & County of Honolulu.
  • Judge, Nuclear Claims Tribunal, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands, 1988-1990.
  • Trustee, National Institute of Municipal Law Officers 1971-1972.
  • Chairman, Honolulu City Charter Reorganization Commission, 1979.
  • State Bar Examiner, 1975. Participant in the U.S./China Joint Session on Trade, Investment and Economic Law, August 1987, Beijing, People's Republic of China. Arbitrator, Court-Annexed
  • Arbitration Program, First Circuit Court, State of Hawaii, 1987-1990.
  • Trustee, 1981, and President, 1987-1989, Japan-American Society of Honolulu. Chairman of the Board, National Association of Japan-America Societies, 1989-1991.
  • Chairman, Board of Governors, 1989-1990 and Board of Directors Vice President, 1994-present, of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Recipient of Imperial Award, The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays With Neck Ribbon, Third Class, from the Government of Japan, April 29, 1993.
  • Hearing Committee of Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court, 1979-82;
  • Executive Committee, Japan-Hawaii Economic Council, 1983 to date; Pacific and Asian Affairs Council
  • Hawaii State and American Bar Associations
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Judicature Society.
  • Trials and Appeals; Municipal Law.