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Simeon Rivera Acoba, Edit Profile

Simeon Rivera Acoba, American Judge ( law: judicial administration)CriminalPersonal injury (including property damage)judge. Recipient Liberty Bell award, 1964. Member American Bar Association, ATLA, Hawaii State Bar Association (director) young lawyers section 1973), American Judicature Society.

Background

Acoba, Simeon Rivera was born on March 11, 1944 in Honolulu. Son of Simeon R. and Martina (Domingo)A. Bachelor, U. Hawaii, 1966.

Education

Bachelor, University Hawaii, 1966. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1969.

Career

Bar: Hawaii 1969,United States District Court Hawaii, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit). Law clerk Hawaii Supreme Court, Honolulu, 1969-1970. Housing officer U. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1970-1971.

Deputy attorney general, Honolulu, 1971-1973. Private practice, Honolulu,1973-1980. Judge 1st Circuit Court, State of Hawaii, Honolulu, 1980-1994.

Judge Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawaii, 1994^. Attorney on special.contract Division Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department Labor, Honolulu, 1975-1977, Public Utilities Division, State of Hawaii, 1976-1977, Campaign Spending Committee, State of Hawaii, 1976. Staff attorney Hawaii State Legislature, 1975.

Board of directors HawaiiMental Health Association, 1975-1977, Nuuanu Young Men’s Christian Association, 1975-1978, Hawaii Youth at Risk, 1990-1991. Member Governor's Conference on Year 2000, Honolulu, 1970, Citizens Committee on Administration of Justice, 1972, State Drug Abuse Commission, 1975-1976, Committee to Consider the Adoption of American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 1989-1991. Subcommittee chairman Supreme Court Committee Pattern Jury Instrns., 1990-1991.

Member Hawaii Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee Jury Master List, 1991-1992, Judicial Education Committee, 1992-1993, Hawaii State Bar Association Judicial Administration Committee, 1992-1994, Permanent Committee Rules of Penal Procedure and Circuit Court Rules, 1992-1996. Instructor criminal law Hawaii Pacific U., 1992^.

Membership

Board directors Hawaii Mental Health Association, 1975—1977, Nuuanu Young Men’s Christian Association, 1975—1978, Hawaii Youth at Risk, 1990—1991. Member Governor's Conference on Year 2000, Honolulu, 1970, Citizens Committee on Administration of Justice, 1972, State Drug Abuse Commission, 1975—1976, Committee to Consider the Adoption of American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 1989—1991, Judicial Education Committee, 1992—1993, Hawaii State Bar Association Judicial Administration Committee, 1992—1994, Permanent Committee Rules Penal Procedure and Circuit Court Rules, 1992—1996. Subcommittee chairman Supreme Court Committee Pattern Jury Instructions, 1990—1991.

Member Hawaii Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee Jury Master List, 1991—1992. Chairman Access to Justice Commission. Member of American Judicature Society (member court security committee Hawaii chapter since 2006, member awards committee, Hawaii chapter since 2007), Hawaii State Bar Association, Hawaii Bar Association (director young lawyers section 1973, ethics award committee since 2005).