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District Family Judge, Family Court of the First Circuit (island of Oʻahu)

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in JSC Vacancy, Judicial Selection Commission

For immediate release: October 27, 2014


The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following judicial vacancy in the State of Hawaii:

District Family Judge, Family Court of the First Circuit (island of Oʻahu)

The Constitution of the State of Hawaii requires that the persons selected by the Commission be residents and citizens of the State of Hawaii and of the United States, and have been licensed to practice law by the Hawaii Supreme Court. A judge of the district court shall have been licensed to practice law for a period of not less than five years preceding nomination. No judge shall, during the term of office, engage in the practice of law, or run for or hold any other office or position of profit under the United States, the State or its political subdivisions.

The term of office of a district family judge shall be six years. The annual starting salary in the State of Hawaii of a district family judge is $175,032.

Full-time judges also receive employer contributions to premiums for enrollment in the state-sponsored medical, drug, vision and dental plans, a free life insurance policy, state retirement benefits, a deferred compensation supplemental retirement savings plan, 13 paid holidays annually (14 days during election years), 21 vacation and 21 sick leave days per year. Benefits are subject to modification or termination due to changes in statutes, pertinent rules and regulations. Judges shall be retired upon attaining the age of seventy years.

Nominators: The Commission also invites (but does not require) persons to nominate qualified individuals for the position. Mail your nomination to the address below with the nominee’s full name and mailing address as soon as possible and not later than the nomination deadline of December 11, 2014.

Applicants: The Commission invites anyone who meets the constitutional requirements and is interested in the position to apply directly to the Commission. Applicants are not required to be nominated. The application must be postmarked or delivered to the address below on or before the application deadline of January 26, 2015.


Please visit the Commission’s website and fill out form JS-P-084, Application for Judicial Office Form.

Commission Chair Doris M. Ching, EdD
Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawaii
417 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813
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