Joseph Mokuohai Poepoe licensed to practice in the Supreme Court, 1884.

[Found under: “LOCAL & GENERAL.”]

As stated by us last week, Mr. Joseph M. Poepoe has been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of this Kingdom, having passed a most satisfactory examination before the full Bench. Mr. Poepoe has been for some time past a practitioner in the lower courts of the Kingdom and has also been engaged as principal assistant to Mr. John Russell, for the last two years and over, who speaks highly of his application and zeal in the performance of his professional duties. His admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court is an additional accession to the native membership of that Bar, and we doubt not that he will distinguish himself in the future. In addition to his knowledge of law, Mr. Poepoe is a most skillful translator, as has been tested on various occasions. We bespeak for him a successful career and trust that other Hawaiians will endeavor to emulate his example. He still remains with Mr. Russell whom he will continue to assist in  his professional duties.

(PCA, 1/21/1884, p. 2)

Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume 2, Number 99, Page 2. January 21, 1884.

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